DESPERATE FOR GOOD FRIDAY
I’ve skipped #4 and #12 insights for now. They may prove useful in the future, but am excited to write you on this GOOD FRIDAY morning.
“Have you ever been through a time where nothing made sense?“
I’ve recently went through a difficult trial that broke me, spiritually, like a wild horse tamed at the reins of his rider. But just as a horse broken receives the blessing of purpose beyond itself, so to have I received a blessing of purpose beyond my wild nature of sin that will prove valuable to you.
Before we rush into psychological dialogue. Let me invite you to some coffee. Or… whatever it is you’d like to drink. I know that sounds weird considering our circumstances, but the thought of meeting with you in a social environment, like say… Starbucks! Sounds refreshing, nice cup-uh joe, we’re good to go.
“It’s crowded in here, right? Oh HEY! lOOk! Over there. THERE’S A SPOT!”
“Hurry! Let’s get it, before someone else grabs it!”
Now, sense, we’re already aware of the nature of this post pertaining to Good Friday and a spiritual claim of purpose to prove valuable to you. Then you might think it bold to hear me say, “You need broken”. I mean… I AM sitting across from you, after all, for you to knock me out. But hear me out.
You might have projected that this article will bring no more than encouragement which is enough to continue reading, but if that’s the only outcome by this post, then… I feel… I’ll have wasted your time. And will have failed at providing the value intended.
YOU NEED BROKEN
As you and I both know, to hear someone try and tell us what they think we need… It’s a nod of the head, as, “Okay”, without actually taking into account anything that person had to say. It’s like, watching a person puke their guts out while the recipient has this blank stare of, “You just threw-up on me.” But why? Well, it’s because that person doesn’t know anything about us.
And it’s funny because an article can have that same effect. Yah, it may depend upon the articles intended purpose (such as news providing information about current events), but does the purpose of the article focus on you directly? You personally?
I mean, come on, when is the last time you’ve read an article that invited you to Starbucks? That right there, should be at least, brawny points. The reason you need to be broken is because you’re falling into the same pattern of sin to no avail, different excuses for wrong decisions, rather than addressing your behavior.
I’ve been broken, still breaking. And see the folly of my previous nature. My behavior relied and depended upon my ability to change the nature of sin in someone else which ultimately became… my sin. You see, reader sitting across our table sipping on your Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino. The value this article gives is time out of your typical chaos to encounter someone who truly cares for your soul, yes me, but I can’t save your soul. I can only point you to the Person Who can.
You could be a different shade of color, a different type of life style, a different kind of different. But you are still a person that has an opportunity to see the value of this article and recognize the reason for it’s purpose. It’s purpose to love you. This love doesn’t come from me naturally, it’s given, but not without being broken. I mean, breaking your own logical conclusions about the meaning of life and discover the spiritual nature of truth. The truth that God loves you, and desires for you to be saved and come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
YOU ARE LOVED
21 For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, 22 who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; 23 and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. 25 For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.1 Peter 2:21-25
5 “But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7 But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. 8 And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; 11 and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
12 “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.John 16 (read full chapter)