By K.P. Yohannan
THE fantastic thing about CHRIST . . .
Humility, Tenderness, Grace, Love
How we lengthy for those comparable traits in our lives. yet there's just one method this may occur: His good looks can simply be visible via brokenness.
In this tough brief learn, K.P. Yohannan explains via God's observe and from his personal reports and struggles:
- What brokenness means
- Why it really is needful
- How the Lord breaks us
- The rewards of a damaged life
This isn't really a self-help or quick-fix ebook. But as you yield to the hand of God during this own quarter of brokenness, your lifestyles will start to swap, and you'll deliver God honor as you mirror Christ's attractiveness to the hurting international round you.
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And we, too, must choose to be broken. Philippians 2:5–8 tells us, Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Someone can be filled with the Holy Spirit, baptized in the Holy Spirit, stand on his head or whatever, yet still turn around 51 The Beauty of Christ through Brokenness and be as carnal, hard and devilish in his attitude and actions toward others.
Those scars were made at the time the animal was broken, when it was trained. These buffaloes are strongwilled creatures. With their massive and strong horns, they are capable of killing a man with a single toss of the head. But now they are different. They are broken. Every servant of God must go through a similar process. Paul speaks of bearing on his body “the marks of the Lord Jesus” (see Galatians 6:17). Christ was broken on the cross. The whiplashes on His back, the thorn piercing on His head, the nail holes in His hands and feet are His brand marks.
But he didn’t. He said, “My brothers, don’t be afraid, the Lord sent me here for you” (see Genesis 45:5). What an incredible heart of forgiveness! There was no revenge, no wish for evil. This can only come through a life that has been truly broken. All those years in slavery and in prison, all the hard circumstances and rough terrain of Joseph’s life were used to break him, so that one day he could become a blessing to many, even to those who had hurt him most. And there was no pride in Joseph being able to help the ones who hurt him.