THE IMPORTANCE OF BROKENNESS
Two Reasons for Not Being Broken
Why is it that after many years under the Lord’s dealing, some remain the same? Some individuals have a forceful will. Many have powerful emotions. And others have a strong mind. Since the Lord is able to break these, why is it, after so many years, some are still unchanged? We believe there are two main reasons.
First, they live in darkness. Hence, they do not see the hand of God. While God is working, while God is attempting to break their natural, soulish strengths, they do not recognize it as being from Him. They are devoid of light, seeing only men opposing them. They imagine their environment is just too difficult, and the circumstances are to blame. So they linger in their darkness and despair.
May God give us enlightenment to see what is from His hand. Subsequently, may we kneel down and say to Him, ” It is you after all. Since it is You, I will except what You are doing.” At least, we must recognize Whose hand is dealing with us. It is not a human hand. Nor is it our families hand. It’s not the brothers and sisters’hand in the church. But it’s God’s very own hand that is dealing with us. We need to learn how to kneel down, kissed the hand and love the hand that deals with us, even as Madame Guyon did. We must have this kind of light to see that whatever exists in our difficult circumstances, we accept and believe that it is God’s hand. The Lord can never do any wrong.
Rev. P. Benjamin Jr. Praise God Saints.