What do you do when the world beckons to meet your need that grace seemingly is no match for, at the moment, and all of it so that you could be a better you?
It does not make sense why you should not when the benefits can be counted to make you be more. BE MORE? That’s when the question rises. Be more like who? Be more like the father of lies? Yes, if that is where I find my match. The way of grace is the way of cross. It is not easy. It is the narrow path that stumbles many. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Mathew 7:14
God’s ways does not make sense and it certainly is not for the faint of heart. He says, ” I have a purpose for you. For you to make much of me, you need to be dependent on me. If this unmet need is what it takes for you to be dependent on me, I want that need to be unmet. I have need of your unmet need. Direct it to me and make it a sacrifice. Let it break you down. Let it leave you doubtful, vulnerable, shattered, less than a gathered self, shattered and perhaps confused. Let these “breakings” magnify the need. Let the wounds bleed and sores putrefy. Let the hopelessness awaken and beckon a healer. Let it make you realize the depth and magnitude of your need and what and who it takes to fill that need.”
It takes such a work of breaking in your life for every valley to be lifted up and every mountain and hill to be made low. It takes work of such a magnitude for the rugged terrain to become a broad valley. Isaiah 40:4
The scripture says “Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed and all flesh will see it together.”(Isaiah 40:5).