I stood in the doorway, bowed my head and rested it against the wooden frame. Tears began to flow. My shoulders heaved with the power of emotion rushing the dam of penned up anguish. I honestly felt like I couldn’t take anymore – nothing. I stood there in exhaustive brokenness.

From deep within, the Spirit of God began to sing, “Broken and spilled out and used up for Me…”

My thoughts went to Jesus. To the Cross. To His grace.

“Oh, Lord, I’m at my end. I’m bending under the pressure. But, I can see Your face; I feel Your love, Your Presence. I praise You Lord. I choose to praise You. In my brokenness let the praise from my lips flow at Your feet as a sweet aroma – a sacrifice holy and acceptable to You. In sweet abandon Lord, You were spilled out and used up for me…yes, for me. I will never take that for granted. Now I pour myself out for You. Open my eyes that I might see. Awaken my heart to rest in Your Presence. I bring You my brokenness. With my tears I wash Your feet in gratitude that You will never leave me, nor forsake me. Bless You Lord. Thank You for all that You’ve done. I love you.”

“And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.” ~ Luke 7:37, 38

The fragrance of her sacrifice filled the air.
Gratitude born of brokenness flowed down her cheeks.

She was broken and spilled out just for love of You, Jesus.


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