Psalm 51:17 – “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.”
You will notice that many people who are established to a certain degree of success are people who have gone through many lessons that we call ‘brokenness” in the spiritual context.
For example, it was not until Jacob’s natural strength was broken at Peniel, that he became a new man. It was when Mary broke her treasured alabaster jar of very expensive perfume that the wonderful fragrance filled the house as she anointed Jesus. It was not until a kernel of corn is buried and broken in the earth by ‘death’ that its inner heart sprouts, producing hundreds of other seeds or kernels.
And it was when Jesus allowed His precious body to be broken by thorns, nails and a spear that He became our Saviour
Except for Jesus, it is obvious that those who are used for God’s glory are those who have been broken in their pride, broken in their self will, broken in their lofty ideals.
Are you experiencing “brokenness” now? Pray; seek His voice and see what changes He wants you to make and you will be on the right track!
Pr. Lawrence Yap