“The way to deeper knowledge of God is through the lonely valleys of soul poverty and abnegation of all things.” – A.W. Tozer
I am broken to the point that I can be filled and full to the point of breaking.
That’s what happens when Abba says, “I’m not done with you just yet”. He says, “I have yet to teach you how to abandon yourself; so you will drown in the ocean of self then I will let out My hand to save you, let out My breath to give you new life that will fill your lungs, heart and entire being. I will teach you of Myself but first you must be broken. This is how you can expand, beloved. This is how you can expand to receive all my fullness- that my love may be complete in you.”
Moments of the most piercing clarity of the supremacy of Christ have come from the moments of highest despair. When I have reached the end of my rope, the Prince of Peace comforts and completes. At these stop signs, I’ve learnt the true meaning of surrender, of love, of hope, of supplication, of wonder and of growth: it is the sacrifice of Christ making us one with God. It is the sacrifice of Christ making us whole.
“Blessed are those who are poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven”. Matthew 5:3
//The Journal Series 3/10/14