RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Wednesday 13 February 2013 BROKENNESS POWERS SERVICE
by Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” John 12:24
Read: John 12:23-26
Bible in one year: Joshua 1-3
Key point: “Father, help me to put my flesh under my spirit so that I will no longer be seen but Christ”.
Another reason for you to be broken is to enable you serve the Lord acceptably.
“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” Matthew 16:24
If you are not broken, you cannot truly follow the Lord. If you are not broken, serving the Lord will be such a struggle. You will be making excuses and explaining away your inability to fully serve Him. Today’s memory verse gives us a good picture of brokenness. For Jesus to be able to give His all and bring in a great harvest of souls into the Kingdom, He had to die. Until you are broken, you may never attain your peak ¡n Christian service. Several things daily compete with our time, financial resources, talents and abilities, etc. How you allocate what you have is a function of your priorities which are directed by your level of brokenness. If you are not broken, you will serve God selectively. There are some Christian workers who cannot be transferred to a department or new parish because they are not broken. If you are broken, you are ready to go anywhere and to do anything gladly for the Lord Jesus. Moreover, you need to be broken to enable you carry more of God’s power and presence. 2 Corinthians 12:9 says
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
The level of the anointing you can carry would be determined by your level of brokenness. The more broken you are, the more of the fruit of the Spirit shows in your life. The more Christ-like in character you are, the more you the power of God. Everyone who has received Jesus has been called to brokenness. How broken are you?