And it is breaking me.
He has the tears flowing in the quiet of the morning.
This 8 year old King Josiah became king after the darkest period in Judah's history.
Then God shined a light on this child.
After 10 years of reigning, King Josiah decided to clean out the temple
And there it was. . .
the diamond in the rough,
the Light in the darkness,
the Book of the Law
after so many years of filth and sin and blasphemy in the land.
AND KING JOSIAH HEARD THE WORD OF THE lORD
AND IT PIERCED HIS SOUL
IT TENDERIZED HIS HEART
IT BROUGHT HIM TO HIS KNEES.
"because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants, that they would become a desolation and a curse, and you tore your clothes and wept before Me, I also have heard you," says the Lord. "Surely, therefore, I will gather you to your fathers and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace; and your eyes shall not see all the calamity which I will bring on this place." 2 Kings 22:19-20
God speaks to me to be small.
He tenderizes my heart
He speaks to me of humility
and He promises peace in the end.
I cry because having a tender heart makes me raw in the exposure and brings the pain of past disappointments.
I cry because humility does not come naturally, but God has transformed my heart to serve not be served.
And serving means I need to give up my position to be big
and instead be small,
a servant to all.
But not a doormat or one to be taken advantage of
because going low and serving takes strength and courage
and a letting go of self to be more like Jesus.
It is only by letting go of my own will
that I will have hands empty enough to grab hold of Truth.
The Truth that promises