Daily Bible Inspirations

A Broken Heart

by Pastor Ken

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. O God, you will not despise a broken and contrite heart.

Psalm 51:17

There are four blessings God offers to someone with a broken sprit/heart.

First, brokenness exposes the flame/light (Philippines 2:15). When Gideon’s army broke their clay pitchers, the flame/light shined and darkness disappeared (Judges 7:19). You need to be broken so that you can see the light and find the hope found only in the LORD.

Second, your brokenness produces fruit/life (John 12:24). Jesus’ broken body on the cross gave you eternal life. Your will should be broken to do His will. Your agendas should be broken so that you can live your life in God’s way. Humble yourself each day to do God’s will for your life.

Third, your brokenness releases a fragrance/love (Mark 14:3). When you are broken, as Mary broke the alabaster jar, something pure and valuable within you will be a sweet aroma to Jesus and to others. It is the fragrance of humble servanthood.

Fourth, your brokenness allows for multiplication (Matthew 15:36). Jesus broke the seven loaves and fishes to feed thousands. When you allow God to break you, He will multiply you. God only breaks you to bless you. When you surrender your brokenness and the blessings of God will start. The moment that you abandon your fleshly resources and submit to God’s will, He will meet your needs and more.

Prayer: Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.