Thursday, May 10, 2007

Broken to Change the World

Please click here on this link to read the article at Brian Francis Hume's new website.


Cathy said...

Brian, thanks for this post. Three years ago, I came across a paper listing the differences between proud, unbroken people, and broken people. At the time, I was getting together with a friend for prayer and seeking God. Much to our shock, many of the attibutes on the list of proud and unbroken, described both of us (and we had both been Christians for many years). We prayed some dangerous prayers based on that list, repenting and crying out to the Lord to change us, and then the Holy Spirit began to take us on a journey into brokenness. Since that time, all hell has broken loose in our church, our personal lives, and our own hearts are being exposed to the light. Just last week at the end of a 14 day fast, I officially declared myself an utter failure as a wife and mother, and sat in my grief for a number of days, feeling the full effects of my "own efforts to be good". My only question was: Lord what am I to do now? And He softly said to me: Come to me all that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me for I am meek and lowly of heart and you will find REST for your soul.

So here I am, learning to rest from my own works. Thanks for your words of exhortation...Its nice to know that others are with you along this narrow path that leads to life.

Kingdom Shifts said...


Thanks for sharing your story. May the Lord continue to give you understanding of your desperate need for Him in light of the revelation of His love, faithfulness, and goodness towards us. Amazing!