Before God could bring me to this place He has broken me a thousand times. I have wept, I have groaned, I have travailed many a night until God broke me. It seems to me that until God has mowed you down you never can have this long suffering for others. We can never have the gifts of healing and the working of miracles in operation only as we stand in the divine power that God gives us and we stand believing God, and having done all we still stand believing.” ~Smith Wigglesworth
The Lord want us to have a tender and repentant heart. How can God use a person full of pride, arrogance and sin? How can a double minded person be beneficial to them self let alone God? The Opposite of faith is not worry/ fear it is sin! God is honored by our faith in him and our Lord wants to clean us up from the inside out. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. ~Corrie Ten Boom
This transformation starts when we accept the Lord into our hearts and continues as we mature in the Lord, we become more and more like the Lord. At times this transformation is painful as we have to die to our self and walk in the spirit. God is developing our character.
Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Psalm 51 1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. 5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. 6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. 9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. 13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. 14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. 15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. 16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise
The Lord loves us too much to leave us in our grave clothes his mighty grace for us is tenderly working in our hearts to mold us into a new creation. As I look back over fifty years of ministry, I recall innumerable tests, trials and times of crushing pain. But through it all, the Lord has proven faithful, loving, and totally true to all his promises. ~David Wilkerson
WORSHIP [Change Me on the Inside] Vineyard – Will You Worship
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My Note: I totally understand and can relate to what is being said here, as I have also been there as many of us have.. The Father is Gracious indeed as He has picked me back up out of the mud and dirt, cleaned me back up and placed me back up on the trellis of the main Vine of the KING!!!