Yesterday we talked about how the King of Kings really can put all our pieces back together…heal…make whole again…true shalom. Do you ever wonder why then you and I aren’t whole again? Isn’t that how all Disney fairy tales end, especially the real, for all the marbles, fairy tale is supposed to end…everything is the way it’s supposed to be, the king rescuing and saving His beloved from the evil, rebellious prince. The reason the King hasn’t put us totally back together again is because we withhold pieces from Him. Because of His love for us, He never has and never will force us to give our pieces back to Him to fix and heal. He is waiting for us to give the pieces to Him and submit to His healing work with those pieces.
What pieces are you not giving Him to work with? The longer you withhold the pieces from Him, the longer it takes Him to put you back together. You see, that is what the Bible is all about…a real life fairy tale about how the King himself will fix, heal, shalom, make you totally whole again. Make you Christ-like.
Today, identify a piece in your life that you haven’t submitted to Him. Why not? What is your track record with that piece? Let God really have a shot at it without you trying to grab it back and sabotage His efforts. You will be amazed at what He wants to heal and grow in you. Just look at all the stories in the Bible. Click here to share with the stepping stone community what you have trouble turning over to God, or what happened when you did.
Dear Father, I thank You for the healing power of Your son Jesus Christ. I have read about it in the BibIe and seen it in other people’s lives. I want it for my life to. I confess I am afraid to turn certain things over to You. I am under the false impression that I love me, know me, and can help me more than You can. Open my eyes to my destructive activities and help me give You a chance and trust Your track record over mine. Thank you for Your son’s death to heal my ultimate pain and help me learn how to apply that to this life as well. I humbly(and will try to stay humble) ask this in the healing name of Christ, and all God’s people said, AMEN!
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:6-8
One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.
For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.