The places where I can be found “undone”

It sometimes come across as “too spiritual” or “spiritually cheesy” or other platitudes to say say, “This sounds a bit fake and overdone.”

When people see things like, “I read this passage (or heard this song, or read this book), and Jesus wrecked me.”

Or say, “I came into prayer and was undone.”

It can be overused. And then… there are genuine times that can’t be explained. Times of his presence that really does a work so deep… times when I know it is HIM, his Spirit, and there is truly a burning sensation like John Wesley would write about his heart being “strangely warmed.”

So I cannot explain it any other way…

I am about to go deeper into Hebrews so I entered a familiar practice of reading through the whole letter in one sitting. Not “carefully” but not too quick. And as I jotted a few notes in the early chapters, I realized I couldn’t even do that any more. I just read. My heart being “strangely warmed.”

Then, there is no other way to explain it, but I became undone. Opened. Exposed. Hearing the warnings of Hebrews and feeling the intense love of Jesus simply… opened me up and I was bare in his presence… undone.

These verses were simply the culmination of all I felt (and still feel as I type this):

Hebrews 12:28–29 (NIV)

28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.” 

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