EVIDENCES OF BARRENNESS

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL,
MONDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2013:
THEME : EVIDENCES OF BROKENNESS.
MEMORISE : If ye then be risen with
Christ, seek those things which are
above, where Christ sitteth on the
right hand of God. Colossians 3 : 1.
READ : COLOSSIANS 3 : 1 – 4. 1If ye
then be risen with Christ, seek those
things which are above, where Christ
sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set
your affection on things above, not on
things on the earth. 3 For ye are
dead, and your life is hid with Christ
in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life,
shall appear, then shall ye also
appear with him in glory. BIBLE IN
ONE YEAR: 1 CHRONICLES 1 – 3. God
created us to have and to exercise a
free will. Consequently, we are
capable of making choices and we are
also responsible for the repercussion
of those choices. It is possible to be
partially or completely broken as a
Christian. Being broken can affect very
crucial aspect of the Christian life –
your will, desires, tongue, focus and
even your body. The reason many
wives struggle with God’s command to
submit to their husbands is because
they have not been broken. To be
broken, you may have to give up your
will for God’s greater will. When Jesus
yielded to God’s will to go to the
Cross, it was a mark of being broken
( Luke 22 : 39 – 44 ). If you always
want to have things your way, you are
not broken. But when you get to a
point where you are ready to insist on
His will in all situations and subjugate
yours, then you are broken.
Unbrokenness has robbed many
believers of God’s best gifts. Many
sisters have rejected God’s will in
marriage and ran with theirs. This will
surely lead them into troubled waters.
Are you ready to submit to His will in
your job, marriage, career, ministry,
etc? How about your desires which are
closely linked with your will?
Colossians 3 : 1 – 4 says the desires
of a broken fellow, are heavenly. If
you assess your personal prayer
requests, what percentage is on
worldly things and what percentage is
on heavenly things? A broken fellow is
Heaven-focused. He is out to please
the Father and not himself. There is
nothing he cannot part with for the
Kingdom of God. A broken fellow has
completely surrendered his whole
body to the Lord ( Romans 12 : 1 ). He
loves God so much that He cannot sin
against God with his body. He is so
much in love with God that he is ready
to give his life for the sake of the
Gospel – and joyfully so. Are you
broken? Have you yielded your all on
the altar of sacrifice? Have you
subordinated your will to His? ACTION
POINT : Examine yourself and list the
tangible evidence of brokenness in
your life.

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