What is the difference between one being broken and one in a state of
brokenness before the Lord? A person or thing broken is just that: Incomplete, damaged, defeated, weakened, rejected, divided, and out of order. We may come to the Lord broken...for many of us that is exactly what ran us into His
arms to receive salvation. And that is the point! We have run to the One whose very name...Jesus..YeshuaHaMeschiach, means "salvation". In salvation is safety, provision, healing, protection, help, prosperity, deliverance, preservation and yes, wholeness. As the song says," It's all in the name of Jesus." Do you ever look back and see how far Abba Father has brought you? I know I can see I am not that little broken thing I was when I first came to the Lord! It is because He embraced me with an unconditional and pure love that I fell in love with Him! As Abba Father transforms us into His image and we realize how good, gracious, and merciful He is, we begin to move from being broken to a place of brokenness before him. Brokenness before the Lord means one has no ulterior motives. That one loves God simply because He is God. He has faithfully walked that one through so many situations and circumstances, they know without a shadow of a doubt, " My name is etched in the palm of His hand. And it is no good thing I have done!" A person broken before the Lord is
not trying to impress anyone, nor or they trying to prove anything to anyone.
They just want to be pleasing to the Lord and in His perfect will. Brokenness,
after having been dealt with by the Lord, brings one to a place of absolute surrender. "God, I trust you". In every area of my life, you sit King!" If you surrender to the hand of God, it does a work in you. Have faith in God! Brokenness is synonymous with one
having died to self, having neither the desire, nor the right to say "yes" or 'no" apart
from the counsel of Abba Father. A fully alive human being, whole in their spirit, with an undivided heart toward God is sometimes mistaken as weak. It is not weakness, but humility, born of a brokenness before the Lord. And as one man of God said, "Humility is controlled strength." A broken individual may not understand that. A broken individual may have a challenge with the whole one. Simply because they ARE whole. And because of the breach in the spirit of the broken one they are unaware as to why they are agitiated when the whole, yet having a brokenness before the Lord, individual is near. More is the pity that many times the very healing, deliverance and restoration the broken one needs
is housed in the one who is broken before the Lord. We must be careful we do
not miss the answer to our own prayer. That is why it is important to stay prayerful. Abba Father brings people into our lives for more reasons than we might think. Are you broken or in a state of brokenness before the Lord? My prayer for you is if there be any "cracks" in your Spirit that you allow Abba to seal them. And if you are in a state of brokenness, let us be in agreement that the Lord continue to beautify His bride, the Body of Christ, until she be without spot or wrinkle. Whole and building His Kingdom 'til He come!