... a weekly letter of encouragement.
16 July, 1997 - Singapore
B R O K E N N E S S is the product of a person who has come face to face with:
- The holiness of God:
"I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted...above Him were seraphs...calling...'Holy, holy is the Lord...'" (Isaiah 6:1, 2)
- His own depravity:
"Woe to me!...I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips...and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty." (Isaiah 6:5)
PROUD, UNBROKEN PEOPLE BROKEN PEOPLE
Are driven for self-advancement Desire to promote others
Are driven to be recognized/appre- Possess a sense of unworthiness; are thrilled
ciated to be used at all; are eager for others to get
Are wounded when others are Rejoice when others are lifted up
promoted and they are overlooked
Think of what they can do for God Know that they have nothing to offer God
Feel confident in how much they know Are humbled by how much they have to learn
Are self-conscious Are not concerned with self at all
Keep people at arms length Risk getting close to others/are willing to take
the risk of loving intimately
Are quick to blame others Accept personal responsibility - can see where they were wrong
Are defensive when criticized Receive criticism with a humble, open heart
Are concerned with being "re- Are concerned with being real
Are concerned about what others Care only about what God thinks+
My prayer is that you are having a great week.
+ Adapted from a speech given by Nancy Leigh DeMoss, July 1995
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(c) Copyright 1996 Dwight Hill. Unlimited permission to copy or use is hereby granted subject to inclusion of this copyright notice.
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