Today I am re-reading the article by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, called “Choosing Brokenness.” There is so much good stuff there!!! One of my favorite quotes is where she talks about seeing God and getting closer to Him. It reminds me of Isaiah when he saw the Lord high and lifted up (Isaiah 6:5). In the Light of God’s glory he saw his own utter sinfulness and cried out, “Woe is me, for I am undone…!”
“We must come to see God as He really is, for the closer we get to God, the more we will see our own need in the light of His holiness.” —Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
Our intimate relationship with God and our surrender to the work of Holy Spirit in our lives is the key that is absolutely essential in brokenness. Sometimes the process is painful and we have a tendency to pull away, but trusting God to do a perfect work in us, we must remain and abide in His Hands.
“Brokenness is a lifestyle of agreeing with God about the true condition of our heart and life, as He sees it. It is a lifestyle of unconditional, absolute surrender of our will to the will of God—a heart attitude that says, “Yes, Lord!” to whatever God says. Brokenness means the shattering of our self-will, so that the life and Spirit of the Lord Jesus may be released through us. It is our response of humility and obedience to the conviction of the Word and the Spirit of God.” —Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
She closes with this:
Ultimately, brokenness is a matter of surrendering control of our life to God. The heart that has been emptied of itself and broken of its willfulness is the heart that will experience the filling and the reviving of our glorious, holy God, who humbled Himself, that He might lift us up.
Grace and peace be unto you from God, our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
To read the entire article, Choosing Brokeness, click here: https://www.reviveourhearts.com/articles/choosing-brokenness/
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has authored eighteen books, including the best-selling Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free, A Place of Quiet Rest, and Seeking Him (co-authored) and Brokenness–The Heart God Revives. Her website is https://www.reviveourhearts.com