Praise the Lord worshippers! Are you enjoying a close, bonded, and intimate relationship with the Lover of your soul? I thank God for the access that we have through Jesus Christ who has made a way for us to enter in without shame, fear, rejection, or works! There are many hindrances to “stepping into the grace”. The main one that I have seen and experienced is the revelation of just who we are in Him and that He (the Father) wants the intimacy. One hindrance is the lack of allowing “brokenness”.
Take a look at an excerpt from one of our books on worship and please feel free to share with me your thoughts on this subject:
CHAPTER THREE: BREAK ME, DRAW ME!
(BEING REDUCED TO NOTHING IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD)
5Then said I, Woe is me! For I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
Now that we have talked about the process of intimacy in our relationship with the Lord our Maker, we must focus on a very crucial part of that process. This process is so crucial because in order to really come into contact with a Holy God, we must become broken. How much do you know about truly being broken by God? I tell you, the whole thing does not sound good does it? That is because it is often very painful to be broken by God. I remember as a little girl, my mother would often get on to us regarding our behavior and if we ignored her or forgot and just continued to misbehave, she would say, “ok, I am going to BREAK YOU UP from that! I can show you better than I can tell you!” Ok, when I heard that statement, I knew that something bad was going to come next. When we truly come into God’s presence with a desire and willingness to become more and more like Jesus, God takes us through a breaking process that reduces us to nothing, so that we can see our true and desperate need for God’s mercy and grace to grow in Him. We must seek to mature in our walk with God. So He breaks us by allowing us to see Him first, and then He allows us to see ourselves. This causes brokenness within our spirits so that we can yearn for more and more of His grace in order for us to change. Brokenness equals transformation .