Keep Making Me

A week ago, I was reading Ephesians chapter 3 and I was really encouraged (and challenged!). I ended up, as has become my habit, sending an email to a few friends to encourage them, and I hope this encourages you too:
 
In Him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Ephesians 3:12
 
I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Ephesians 3:17-21
As I was praying, a little voice (I’m 100% believing it was Jesus, because there was no way I was praying this), interjected in the back of my mind and said, “Make me broken.” And I did a little internal struggle, because I was like, “no way am I asking to be broken!!!!,” but I prayed for it anyway, because God knows all our thoughts: “Make me broken, so I can be whole.” 
The song “Keep Making Me” popped into my head (again, Jesus, because it’s been ages since I’ve heard this song and I was never particularly fond of it), and I couldn’t remember everything but I googled(!!) it and voilà:

Make me broken

So I can be healed
‘Cause I’m so calloused
And now I can’t feel
I want to run to You
With heart wide open
Make me broken

Make me empty
So I can be filled
‘Cause I’m still holding
Onto my will
And I’m completed
When You are with me
Make me empty

‘Til You are my one desire
‘Til You are my one true love
‘Til You are my breath, my everything
Lord, please keep making me

Make me lonely
So I can be Yours
‘Til I want no one
More than You, Lord
‘Cause in the darkness
I know You will hold me
Make me lonely

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If you’ve made it this far down, I’m proud 🙂
So yup, if you want to think I’m crazy, I probably am. I just prayed to be broken. But I know that through brokenness, God reveals his strength and power and fills us with it. And it’s at our weakest that we are strongest, because God uses our weakness to make us strong, and to show us that nothing is impossible through him, and that nothing is possible without him! I hope this encourages you, whether you’re done with finals, looking towards uncertainty next semester, or need to get through finals!
 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Go in peace, friends, and happy holidays!
mar

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