|Broken Things - #8228|
|A Life That Matters - Radio Program|
Monday, March 16, 2009
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We were out of town for a few days, but our friend Rick was at our house, working on a handyman list that my wife had left him. She could have given me the list, but I’d still be trying to figure out how to screw in the first doorknob. But when we got home, I had an exciting tour just walking through the house. Dysfunctional doors, deteriorating flooring, locks, several things that weren’t working—they were all working! I said, “You can tell Rick’s been here. Everywhere I go, things that were broken are fixed.”
I’m Ron Hutchcraft. You know, Jesus and our friend have something in common. They’re both carpenters. And everywhere I look in my life, I see broken things that Jesus has fixed: broken parts of me, broken plans, a broken heart, damage from the past, things or people damaged by my sinfulness. What happens when you open your life to Jesus? You don’t become more religious; you become whole!
Jesus made this bold declaration: “I am making everything new” (Revelation 22:5 ). You say, “Well yes, I gave my heart to Jesus, and I still got plenty that’s broken.” Well remember, Jesus only goes where He’s invited, and He comes into your life by invitation. And while you asked Him into the “house” of your life, there might be rooms you’ve still locked Him out of. Is your marriage broken? It might be because you’re trying to fix it instead of letting Jesus change you. Is a relationship broken? Are you doing it your way instead of His way? Plans broken? Maybe you’re pursuing yours instead of His.
There is something that needs to be broken before all the broken stuff can be fixed. You need to be broken before Jesus, so He can finally take what you’ve been holding so tightly. Because wherever you go, you’ll find broken things Jesus has fixed.
If you want to know more about a relationship with Him, would you go to ALifeThatMatters.org.
This radio program references: Revelation 22:5