FRAGRANCE OF A BROKEN LIFE
All that is worthy of admiration is the weight of wisdom and great spiritual strength with humility carried.
It takes some measures of brokenness to bless and be blessed. Myriads of Men/Women have most opportunities of promotion to higher heights in life and ministry due to pride and insubordination.
Many homes are shattered because their members have refused to be broken. Husbands refused to condescend and wives refused to submit. It’s a big pity! The bible says in John 12:25 says “John 12:25 KJV
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.”
The problem is, many of us have not really died to self. We have only fainted! And because of this,should the pin of old life be injected unto our blood system, alas! We rise again and kick. The alabaster box had to be broken for the fragrance to flow forth. Virtues in us as humans are the spices. The fragrance you should emit is not of outward but something from within you. Humility is the greatest and very powerful. It is having brokenness as a character base.
Many are still treasuring the alabaster box, (beauty, position, power, fashion, business e.t.c) above the value of ointment (grace,truth,meekness e.t.c). Brokenness is the way of blessings, the way of fragrance and the way of fruitfulness. Brokenness implies submission. Submission entails the willingness to obey instructions even when it hurts. Give God the first place in your heart and home. Submission to God and his will carries with it great spiritual strength and a wealth of wisdom.
God can do little with self-willed, self conscious man/woman. Humility leads to submission and submission is strength. Brokenness is the response of humility to the conviction of God. It is continuous because it has to reflect in our day to day decisions. It is painful, it is humiliating, it is costly but brokenness is the only way to get God live in and work through us. It involves the yielding of rights and selfish interests.
When God brings his pressures to bear on us through conviction, we are free to make a choice. We can either stiffen our necks and refuse to repent or we bow the head and say “Thy will be done oh lord.” How is it with you, my brethren? Are you broken or stuck to self? I am pleading with you not to yield until you are sure that in contrition you have discarded your way, your will, your rights and your own glory for Christ’s brokenness and humility. True humility is contentment. To take higher place before Men you must first take a low place before God. Are you broken?