posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 06:10 AM
Originally posted by the_philth
It's funny to me how lots of people I know found Jesus while doing time in prison.
"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalms 34:18
"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise." Psalms 51:17
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Psalms 147:3
"But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." James 4:6
Every message given to the western nations today revolve around self, pride, greed, getting ahead, success etc.
None of those lead to a humble heart, in fact, it encourages pride in the heart. A person proud and boastful of their own accomplishments is at enmity
with God who 'opposes the proud'.
Maybe you then can see why those who undergo life altering trials , to the point that this pride and arrogance is ripped out of their reality, seek
God or hear God. And then these blessed individuals soon understand that every bit of their 'fall' was orchestrated by God Himself to turn their
MIND and heart towards Him. They cry out in fear, pain, confusion - and God hears. A person full of pride and arrogance thinks 'Why should I