Soul Training Exercise:
Take time this week to think about the ways in which you are broken; the parts of you and your life that are painful, sad, frightening or exhausting.
Instead of thinking about how you can get out of that brokenness to get closer to Jesus, begin thinking about inviting Jesus to come be with you in whatever condition you are in – Just as you truly are. Let him be with you as He was with the woman caught in adultery or as he was with the woman at the well. Let him be present with compassion, patience, concern, mercy and grace. Don’t do anything else. Just invite him to be with you as you really are. Refuse to be too good for Jesus.
After a few days of doing that begin to notice what has changed. Quite likely what you will notice first is that you have changed, not your situation or brokenness. You will find that something happens inside you when you allow Jesus to be with you as you are. That something is beautiful and transformational. Only Jesus can accomplish that and He only does that when we allow Him to be present with us as we really are.