[Leaving this spot to insert my video this week from Vimeo just a bit stuck in technicalities right now but wanted to get you the resources.]
My first what hopes to be a weekly message video. I hope you refer to it when you need to remember that being broken is the best place for God to start working in your life.
The Resources I'm sharing this week are: 3 Scriptures that I shared in the video, 2 music videos, and a Dual Podcast Series from Focus on the Family that is mainly about perfectionism but really speaks to our brokenness. I love these ladies and their message so I hope you'll check out their interview from earlier this week. I'm also going to add a bonus video at the end. It's one I found when I was finishing this up after doing the message and I think it's just beautiful - brokenness in our marriage for God's glory. I can't stop listening to it. Great for the holiday season coming up when you and your spouse feel distant in all the chaos.
Here are the scriptures I mentioned that may help you to reflect on the message.
Jars Of Clay: "For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory displayed in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us." 2 Corinthians 4:6-7, NIV
His Power in Our Weakness: "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." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, NIV
His Reasons for Our Seasons: "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:" Ecclesiastes 3:1, NIV (To read further you can go to this passage as it's a little more thorough. I mistakingly referred to Philippians in the video when it was Ecclesiastes. But read it, and it should give you an idea of what season God's taking care of you in right now!)
Here are a few songs that brought me to this message that I recommend you check out: