My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.(Psalm 51:17) NIV
Sometimes books, movies and pastors, make it seem like we have to do strange and bizzare rituals to connect to God. And the truth is that we do not.
Worship is great.
Prayer and meditation is great.
Bible study and serving our communities are awesome things to do too, and we should continue to do these things.
Yet while watching the final episode in Season 1 of The Legend of Korra. Something happened. Please watch the clip above.
So what did Korra sacrifice?
Korra found herself in her weakest moment, the moment where everything seemed to be taken away from her and she had no choice but to cry out in her spirit. She had no choice but to rely on something “other” and different from her own flesh.
Have you been to that place before?
God will pull our ears just to get our attention, kind of like how he did Jonah.
But then there are those times where we have relied on our own strength and wit and wealth so much, that when we are left destitute- we call on Him to make us stronger. To give wisdom. To give us peace.
If you find yourself in a “dry desert” today, a place that may be familiar to you or maybe not and you feel your strength sapped and zapped to nothing- I encourage you to just let go and let God do His thing. Let Him wrap his arms about you. Give you a hug, give you a gentle rebuke, let Him impart some gift to you.
He is your father, so let Him be. Stay encouraged and encourage one another, in this way, the world will know we love God and they will see Him.
Be blessed and be a blessing!