Daily Reflections

Not Until We’re Broken

March 17, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“No one takes [my life] from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have the right to lay it down, and I have the right to take it up again.” —John 10:18

Because Jesus understood the ways of God, He did not resent or resist His death. He reminded His disciples that no man took His life from Him, but that He laid it down willingly.

When the time came, in obedience to the will of His Father, He turned His face toward Calvary and went as a lamb to the slaughter. He knew that beyond the cross there was life everlasting. For this reason, the cross became the site of His true glorification—the place where He conquered death and gave birth to eternal life.

So, too, when you and I are willing to be broken in union with Him, His abundant life is released to flow through us to others. Brokenness is the entrance into life. Not until we are broken can we begin to experience the free flow of the power of His Spirit in and through our lives.

Make it Personal

Ask the Lord to help you experience true brokenness—and as a result the flow of the power of His Spirit in your life.