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The Crisis is Meant to Break Us

The Crisis is Meant to Break Us
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When you really know Him
Then you will understand why
When you really meet Him
You understand do or die

Others aloof and unaware
Angry and walled off
Senses dulled of hearing
Mere thought of Him they scoff

If they really knew Him
How real relevant and right on
Just one touch from Jesus
Shattering hardest heart of stone

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It isn’t some wishful thinking
If You’re out there somewhere please
No it is oh my God and my King
In desperation falling on my knees

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The crisis is meant to break us
In many different ways
But the breaking He requires
Is when He hears us say

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Oh my God I cry out to You
Alone broken and shattered
I need Your help to go on
I feel beaten weathered and battered

This cry out of a contrite heart
Reaches heaven’s throne
Summons help from The Father
Hearing the cries of one of His own

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When your heart completely shatters
All doubt comes gushing out
He will come and take it
Mend and seal apply two spouts

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With reservoirs of living water
Rivers flowing from His throne
Healing health and wholeness
Evidence of becoming His own

When the valves are attached
True communion can begin
You will know and believe
Become honest and dependent on Him

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As He fills our hearts
Living water irrigates
Creates the overflowing
When we bow down to propagate

Freely He has supplied
Freely we must give
The crisis meant to break us
So that we can truly live

© laurette laster 2019

Jesus speaking to the Samaritan woman said, “if you knew the gift of God and who is speaking to you, you would ask of Me and I would give you living water.”

Was it the isolation and rejection from the others that set her up for a life changing encounter? This encounter didn’t change her life only; this encounter changed an entire town.

The rejection we suffer is what God is allowing to toughen us up, making us thick skinned, tough enough to withstand public opinion or perhaps jealousy, envy  and strife. After all the blessing is harder to manage than the opposition along the way. Scripture tell us Jesus was mocked, ridiculed, hated, ostracized and rejected, and we know He was dearly loved by God. But we know He was hated by ungodly men, those who didn’t understand the ways of God or what God was bringing to light. Jesus talking to His disciples tells them, “if the world hates you, just remember that it hated me first.” John 15:18

Before His crucifixion, Jesus is speaking to His followers, He explains that He is making these things clear to them so that they will not fall away. When we consider that God loved Jesus, we must also consider He fulfilled and honored what He was born to do. His disciples returning with lunch were shocked to find Jesus speaking to the Samaritan woman, Jesus responded with, ” I have food to eat that you know not of.  My (food) meat is to do the will of Him who sent me.”

We cannot say to those unwilling to follow God’s will, grace is all over you, grace, grace to you, you got this, go you, Jesus is for you………………. Mercy? perhaps, but grace is poured out for us to fulfill the will of God in our life.

We also have His spoken promise of, be of good cheer I have overcome the world. John 16.

We see above that the Samaritan woman hadn’t fallen away but she was pushed away from the crowd. She discussed with Jesus what had been spoken and prophesied. She may not have been accepted by others, but do you think that mattered after this encounter? She was changed completely. She is our picture of rebirth or the new birth. When meeting Jesus, in Spirit and Truth while going about her daily chores. She is the first person to be told He is the Messiah. She came for natural water and left with springs of eternal living water flowing through her, to others.

No matter what we are going through, if we don’t faint we will reap. What God is allowing has eternal value, we will see and understand further down the road.

I was thinking the other day about God having to shake the world out of my grasp. I wasn’t evil, I was frightened. How could I let go of the counterfeit? It was all I had.

When I had an encounter with Jesus, I no longer had an appetite for watered down, weak, counterfeit, worldly things. I needed truth, and today my soul continues to long for more of Him.

I’m grateful He gives me a good shake now and then, He continues to shake things up, now I know and understand: it is because He is taking me to all that He has destined for me to walk in.

The crisis will cause us to let go, shaking loose the things of the world from our hands. Those things we are holding tightly, are robbing Him of His rightful place. A good shaking allows room for more of Him.

Shake it up Lord.

PS now we can understand why the apostle Paul said, No dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it.  I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it, gut I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.

Whew – some needed room for grace.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

 

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