God’s VERY GOOD Dust, 23JAN
I have carried this crumpled red flag sign from vacation bible school for years… Psalm 147:3 ” He heals the broken hearted and bandages their wounds.”
The world is broken. We are broken people. I write in human brokenness always to record His ongoing repair…
In Brokenness is EXACTLY where we realize being In Jesus’s repair – He stepped INTO worldly brokenness – His Love was/is completely given because He was/is willing to become human to be broken and shared… He understands repair…
We are broken-hearted people, the Spirit is trying to put the Kingdom back together. We cannot know Jesus in us fully (although we surely know Him in stages) unless we open up to learn, to know of, and to share in, His broken heart too. Oh so incredibly painful to be part in the brokenness but this is our cross to bear, to sort through our pieces and those of the kingdom and to be part of the repair.
Scripture advises guarding your heart because everything you do flows from it (Proverbs 4)… well, we must often guard our heart “bits and pieces”… we have hope to be whole with the Spirit but still acknowledge earthly brokenness… I believe in the Lord’s plans to assemble ALL of our hearts back into Him with His repair, He does not want any pieces to be missing… We are in Him and He is in us.
When we let the Spirit glue the pieces together, then He can rearrange us as needed. But if we try to hold back any of these pieces, if we try to re-glue our own selves back together without His help, then we are bound to feel pain in new breaks over old fault lines. It’s not our strong warriors strength (as in Psalm 147) that He wants, it is our strong FAITH in Him. We should want His hands holding our pieces together.
Yes, God gave each of us, every child of God, a dust particle from His Very Own Heart.
We are built from dust, God’s VERY GOOD dust.
Yes, we are worth it because our worth is found in Him.
Jesus is longing to teach us how to go out and work thru the Spirit to recollect every dust speck, every soul, each and every one. Jesus is commanding us to continue His Father’s mission to regain His children for His Kingdom.
Jesus is the Word written in our hearts because we ARE to become one with His Heart while He moves. His Sermon on the Mount speaks truth: brokenhearted people who are crushed in spirit get rebuilt Spirits in His Kingdom. From Mathew: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ”
Can you help set up the staging area? Work the construction? Plant the seeds? His Kingdom’s planning stages had you in mind. Can you help in constructing areas so that the dust can settle?
We are crucial to the rebuilding of the Kingdom one soul, one dust particle, on repairing heart at a time.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.
Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
2 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
6 The Lord lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.
7 Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.
14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.
15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.
16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?
18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the Lord.