Beautifully Broken

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I experienced a situation several years ago that I can easily label one of the top two most painful events of my life.

During this time I had a vision that I was like a jar full of honey sitting in a dry river bed.   A large, heavy, bat-like club came from the sky and crushed the honey jar. The jar was shattered into pieces and the honey was strewn all about.   I knew the jar was beyond repair.

In the years that followed, the Lord healed the wounds and the bleeding and the emotional and spiritual damage, yet as I write this article I still remain that broken jar.

So I pleaded with God to heal me, but then I stopped when I saw myself through His eyes – I saw that I am beautifully broken.

I remembered the Apostle Paul wrote about a similar experience. He said this in 2 Corinthians 12:7-9: “And lest I be exalted above measure by the abundance of revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.“

He went on to say, “Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me, and He said – My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness….”

It is only in Christ that a person can be both whole and broken at the same time and, for me personally, I have come to love my brokenness more than my wholeness.  For I have learned that in my brokenness, I am weak, and in my weakness, He is strong, and by His strength I can do amazing exploits.

In fact, I realized that the honey represents the gifts and anointing placed inside of me, and now that the jar is broken, the honey is free to flow.   Most certainly, the impact of that large club caused the honey to fly to places it might never have been otherwise.

So if you have been wounded, then it’s time to seek God for your healing.   Set aside all bitterness and resentment, repent for any part you played, forgive yourself, and forgive the people who hurt you.   Be humble, again I say, be humble in heart, and ask God to give you His heart in the matter.

Furthermore, I have written about the move of God that is coming – The Undercurrent of His River – but I want you to know that this undercurrent is full of beautiful broken vessels. In fact, it is a requirement for all who enter in.

It is difficult to think about the beating that Jesus took, but I tell you the truth, it was through His brokenness that the Spirit of God was released on this earth.   Indeed, in His wholeness, He is beautifully broken.


Exodus 3:8, Song of Solomon 4:11, Isaiah 53:4-5, Psalm 40:105, Psalm 51:6-10, John 12:24, Galatians 2:20, James 5:10,

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Cassie Putnam is the Founder of Blue Fire Ministries. She is dedicated to igniting the hearts of God's people with intense passion, fervent devotion, and a hunger for heart to heart intimacy with the Lord.
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