Five Minute Friday: Break

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Five Minute Friday: Today's word prompt is Break.  Go

My immediate thought with our FMF word prompt this week wasn't a negative thought; Break: I broke a glass, or someone broke my heart.  Instead, my thoughts went immediately to where I know I need to be with God. I need to be changed by His loving, healing, breaking of my heart. It is often a painful process, but one I know I need to embrace in order to be used by Him.

The Psalmist David wrote:

Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise. You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; You do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.  My sacrifice, Oh God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, You, God, will not despise.  Ps 51:15-17

My lips, and my heart have been closed for too long. In order to be humble before God, my pride must be broken. Not my will Lord, but Thine. I need to let God break down the walls around my heart that I have built, on my own, to protect myself against the hurts I have encountered. I built those walls to shut out more hurt, but all the while I was also shutting out God. My pride falsely led me to think I could protect my own spirit. Instead my spirit has begun to dry up, holding me back from the blessings that God has for me.  Open my lips, Lord, I want to declare Your praise, but in order to do that, I need a broken and contrite heart.

Break me.


Melt me.


Mold me.


Fill me.


Use me.




Stop.


Comments

  1. Thank you for this reminder that our God can and will mold us, shape us, and save our broken souls if we simply let Him in. Blessed by your words today, sweet FMF neighbor.

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    1. Thank you Tris for stopping by. We just have to trust His love for us.

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