Hello Confident Heart Ladies! Welcome ! I have been pondering all week what I would write for the blog hop today, and then it hit me! Nothing was coming to me because God had already given me most of it. I have edited some this morning but I wrote most of this Tuesday evening, soon after our conference call with Sheila Walsh.
Tuesday night was our Connection Call with the Confident Heart online bible study. Last time I didn’t sign up for the calls until I had a “feeling” that Mandisa was going to be instrumental in my healing…and I was right! Her call blew me away and her music has ministered to me many hours since that call.
And I knew I wasn’t about to miss any of the calls this go round.
I wasn’t disappointed.
Tonight Sheila Walsh was with us.
This precious child of God is REAL and RAW and TRANSPARENT!
And she SPOKE to my heart! And the heart of many others.
I had tears in my eyes several times as she spoke.
Sheila had so much! I will be chewing on it for quite a while, I can’t even process every good thing she said tonight.
But one thing I took away tonight was this statement:
“There are broken people in every room”
Sheila was referencing an event that she had spoken at years earlier; in response, I could not help but think:
EVERYONE IS BROKEN, BUT NOT EVERYONE IS WILLING TO ADMIT IT!
Sin entered the world through one man…
Jesus came to save sinners…
He came to seek and save the lost…
If we weren’t broken we’d be perfect.
This is what I have been writing about in other posts.
I have seen other women writing about it.
Everyone is broken, but not everyone is willing to admit it.
When we are unwilling to admit our brokenness, we fool ourselves.
We hide behind the mask that we are perfect.
But we aren’t perfect.
We forget we are sinners
We forget that we are lost
We forget about God’s mercy
We forget about God’s grace
We put ourselves upon pedestals above others
We build walls with those around us.
But God’s love is PERFECT!
He sent his son to redeem us from our brokenness
His son was beaten and bruised for MY transgressions!
Not for His!
He did NOTHING to even remotely deserve the abuse he received
at the hands of the Jews! At MY hands!
It was for MY sin
It was for YOUR sin
for EVERY sin
IF you know Him as your Savior, Redeemer, LORD and Friend.
And through the confession of our sin, we are (somehow) set FREE!
Oh LORD! Never let me forget that I am broken! Never let me forget that YOU are an amazing Savior! Never let me forget that without YOU I am NOTHING! That is it through you alone that I am made whole, that I am made perfect. I cannot hide under a mask from YOU! You KNOW me LORD, even though those around me may not!
LORD, remind me to RUN to you when I want to hide behind the facade of perfectionism…
Only YOU LORD!
This is NOT the song I was looking for, but it’s the song God wants here 🙂
Have a wonderful blessed day!