“But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word” Isaiah 66:2
My reason for sharing on this subject, which I believe is close to the heart of God, is for us as the Body of Christ to understand the most crucial, fundamental element in the Christian life—brokenness.
As the Body of Christ, we are called to be a people who live together, strive together, pray together, suffer together, agonize together and—if need be—die together, for the sake of proclaiming His merciful salvation to a lost and dying world.
And what kind of people must we be to fulfill that call?
The purpose of God was not to make us into His workers. If He needed workers, He could have produced 10 billion trillion more angels to do the job. He created man not to tend the garden and just do all kinds of work. He created man to manifest His image, in His own likeness.
How do we daily, in each situation and throughout every season of our lives, reflect Him? That is the question at hand.
One of the major works of the Lord in our lives, as we seek to do His will and manifest His image, is the work of brokenness.
© 2004 by KP Yohannan, the president and founder of Gospel for Asia. It was written with the intention of encouraging and edifying the Body of Christ. To learn more about Gospel for Asia or to receive additional free resources, visit Gospel for Asia’s website.