Gracefully Broken

➵ GRACEFULLY BROKEN: Broken down so you can be built new and lifted up. I had never heard of "gracefully broken" before the Lord gave me a vision of myself being interviewed onstage at a church. This vision was so vivid, almost like a memory even though it had never happened. I saw a beautiful piece of artwork made up of countless colorful dots, behind the pastor and myself, with two words, "gracefully broken," written in black cursive handwriting. Those two words "gracefully broken" pierced my heart and took deep root.

There have been countless times throughout my life that I have felt crushed, beaten, defeated, and discouraged. I have felt so broken, that I didn't know how I was going to be made whole. The Lord has shown me what a wretched soul I am without Him and it has brought me to tears. Many times, I have found myself on my knees, but what better place to be before the Lord?! I actually feel strongest when I am on my knees in prayer. It was in my weakness that I actually found my greatest strength-Jesus Christ. I've been humbled because I know who I am without the Lord Jesus....nothing! When I see who I am compared to my Father, I become more in awe of Him. How could He love someone like me and send His only Son to die so that I could be set free and be forgiven for all of the wrongs I have done and will do?! 

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” (Psalm 51:17) The Lord wants us to be remorseful for our sins, however, He wants us to see His exuberant love that covers every single one of them!! When we stand in awe of Him, of His abundant, sacrificial love demonstrated at Calvary, we come before Him with a heart of humility, not pride. “God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong..." (1 Corinthians 1:27) Our brokenness doesn’t define us because nothing is beyond repair in His eyes. Sometimes God even breaks us down, like a Master Craftsman, so that He can remake us into something far more beautiful because we are being made more like Him! Give Jesus all that you are....even if it is in bits and pieces. Be GRACEFULLY BROKEN before His face and watch Him make you broken, yet whole. ➵  #soulchaser