The Importance of Brokenness
Today we will continue our session, talking about two reasons for not being broken. We’ve finished the first reason and now we will continue on with the second reason.
Two Reasons for Not Being Broken
First, they live in darkness.
Second, another great hindrance in breaking the outer man is self-love. We must ask God to take away the heart of self-love. As He deals with us in response to our prayer, we should worship and say, “O Lord, if this be Your hand, let me accept it from my heart.”
Let us remember that the one reason for all misunderstandings, all fretfulness, all disappointments, is that we secretly love ourselves. Hence, we plan a way whereby we can rescue ourselves. Many times problems arise due to our seeking a way of escape– and escape from the working of the cross.
Self-love is a basic difficulty with most believers. May the Lord speak to us today that we may be able to pray: “O my God I have seen that all things come from You. All my hardships these past five, ten, or twenty years, are of You. You have so worked to attain Your purpose, which is none other than You living Your life through me. But I have been foolish. I fail to see this. I did many things to defend myself, thus delaying Your time. Today, I see Your hand in all of my situations. I am willing to offer myself to You. Once again, I place myself in Your hands.”
Rev. P. Benjamin Jr. Bless the Lord O my soul, thank you Saints for all who have prayed for my healing. I am truly blessed. Let us keep Rev. Sheila in prayer.