"Break my heart, dear Lord,Tear the barriers down,
Show me with, convicting tears,The glory of Your crown."
BREAK my heart, dear Lord. Just think about it. We are asking God to come into our lives and to break our hardened hearts. We are ASKING him to show us the pain of a broken heart, and for the longest time I never knew why.
Why would I want to have a broken anything, but especially a broken heart? The heart is the reason our bodies function, so why would I ask for it to be broken? The answer is simple. The heart is to our human body, as our soul is to our eternal life. Let that soak in. Often we let our worldly desires consume our minds and our hearts, but to break ourselves of these desires, to break our heart, is to let our soul consume us.
Let your soul consume you. Break your heart. I never knew why I would ask God to break my heart before tonight, and the answer is so clear to me now. I NEED my heart to be broken of the sin that cuts so deep. I NEED my heart to be broken, so that I am aware that my physical body is only a temporary reminder that my life doesn't end when my heart stops beating. My life will never cease to end as long as I serve the Lord, as long as I praise him, my soul will live on forever.
Break your heart. Allow your heart to be broken. To me I now know what a "broken" heart can look like, so bear with me while I go through several examples.
A broken heart is a heart that is now subject to the Lord's plans as it has surrendered its own.
A broken heart is a heart that loves when it would be easier to hate.
A broken heart is a heart that choses to hear God's calling, when it would be easier to ignore.
A broken heart is a heart that is not comfortable in this world, and therefore is set apart.
A broken heart is a heart that is willing to suffer pain and is willing to hurt, all for a greater purpose.
So break your heart. BREAK it. Rid yourself of the sin that often consumes us. Live for the Lord, and not for the earthly desires that are sometimes so much easier to live for. Let God come inside, and truly show you his goodness. Give him your heart, and allow him to take it, and break it. If you surrender your heart to him, he will reward you in full.
As humans, it's our natural instinct, our desire, to live a comfortable, pain-free life. But God has ordered us to break our hearts. Jesus himself died an agonizing death so that everyone could have the OPPORTUNITY to have a relationship with God. His death was not in vain, so tonight I'm asking you to pray the prayer, and ask God to break your heart.