Have you ever had days when you just feel “broken open” before the Lord?
I felt like that all morning yesterday….and it wasn’t as much in my early morning time with the Lord… it was while I was vacuuming ?… tears, broken open—and it was in the most refreshing way. ⛲️
And it’s like through my tears, and through the places I allowed to be broken open before the Lord…. in the conversation between me and my Heavenly Father, in the thoughts and in the memories He brought into my mind to ponder and to pray and talk with Him about…. I just wept as I began to see and understand more and more clearly… and within this communion with the Lord, my tears felt like they were cleansing my vision a little more, renewing my mind, refreshing my soul, and transforming my heart. ?
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”—1 John 1:9
“He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”—Psalm 23:3
And it’s like each tear would wash away something a little more, and then I could see a little more clearly, and a little more clearly into the things He was placing on my heart to ponder with Him.
God was doing something deep in me…. He was washing some things away, clearing some things up, giving me new understanding, and renewing me in a beautiful and miraculous way.
“He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.”—Psalm 23:2
I write this to say:
Don’t be afraid of these kinds of times! Don’t feel like something is wrong if you are drawn to being broken open before the Lord, if there are tears that seem to come from a very deep place. Don’t run from being broken open before the Lord.
Because it’s in these times, that He does a deep, deep work…
He does such a deep refreshing, a deep healing, and it happens in the place we cannot see…
…and yet you’ll know that something has happened, something has been changed, something has been realized deep within, perhaps not necessarily a conscious kind of realization within your mind just yet...but a miraculous transformation within your heart. ?✍?☀️ And you’ll begin to feel it.
And from this place comes great JOY! ☀️
You’re safe with Him.?
Thank You, Father. ?