Daily Reflections

Open and Exposed

October 29, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

If we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another. —1 John 1:7

In 1 John, the apostle explains that our rela- tionship with God is inseparably linked to our relationship with other believers. Brokenness in the life of a believer has both a vertical and a horizontal dimension—it goes two ways.

First, a broken person walks in transparent honesty and humility before God. That’s what it means to “walk in the light.” Our lives are open and exposed before the eyes of Him who knows and sees all. Walking in the light means there is nothing between my soul and my Savior.

However, it’s not enough that we be humble and broken before God. Invariably, our relationship with God is reflected in our relationships with others. A person who has been broken before God will also be humble and broken before others. One writer has likened our lives to a house with a roof and walls. 2 For our hearts to be revived, the roof must come off (brokenness toward God) and the walls must come down (brokenness toward man).

2 Norman Grubb, Continuous Revival (Fort Washington, PA; Christian Literature Crusade, 1997) 15.

Make it Personal

Ask the Lord to help you be humble and broken before Him and others.