Picture a younger man standing on the church steps with an older man. He’s a new believer, while the grey haired guy has followed Christ for many years.
“How do I grow in God?” you overhear the young man say. And the older man says, “Son, there’s only one way.”
“Are you open to be broken?”
This statement speaks to me on a deep level. Maybe that’s why I made up a story about two guys talking on the church steps.😇 As a Christian I expect to be molded—conformed to Christ—but broken?
Yet the Bible is filled with stories of folks who didn’t get much done for God until they came to the end of themselves. The he-man Sampson comes to mind (Judges 13-16).
This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.Isaiah 66:2
In reality, the purest form of worship is repentance. It’s seeing who we are, knowing who God is, and recognizing the difference.
We can’t stay the way we are and go with God.Henry Blackaby
Kind reader, for you and me to continue to grow in Christ, something’s gotta give. And that would be our hearts.