Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Stronger by Angela Thomas – Week 6


God is Stronger than Every Broken Thing in Me

I am broken…but not destroyed.  I struggle with broken relationships.  We all do.  In the few severed ties I’ve experienced, it has been necessary to remove poison from my life.  That doesn’t mean it hasn’t been painful.  Sometimes what is good for you can hurt.

When I was a teenager, I read the book “The Friendship Factor”.  It changed my life.  I was a popular girl in school, but my friendships turned out to be pretty superficial.  When I moved away from my classmates in my senior year of high school, I kept in touch for a while but I made new friends.  Two pals from New York flew out to Las Vegas when I got married (three years after graduation).  But I’ve pretty much lost touch with everyone.  There’s no one in my life (besides my husband, kids and a couple of extended family members) I would think to call if something tragic happened.  I know that appears sad on the surface.  But it’s actually drawn me closer to Christ because I wasn’t calling on someone else to replace Him.

The place where I really want to be broken is where sin still lingers.  I want those ties to temptation to be severed.  I want to experience the power of Christ’s victory.  That’s what being stronger is all about.

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