• “Really, then, our problem is not weakness, but independence! And in covenant, you die to independent living.” – Kay Arthur

Brokenness, Forgiveness, and Victory – Part 3 by Magdalene Klinksiek Jenkins

And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD Psalm 40:3

One evening He showed me something which I was hiding from Him without knowing it. It was a fear of people, the fear resulting from pride – I didn’t want to sing the songs that exposed my deep inner life. Until then, I had sung alone only with my back to people, accompanying myself on the piano or organ – all my life I had been so afraid of singing solo. The Lord showed me that these songs were not only meant for my inner healing and blessing, but also for others. And that evening I sang a new song He had given me. He drew me closer to Himself. The prayers of my dear piano teacher, who had prayed over my hands, “Lord, let Magdalene’s music be to Your glory only” were being answered. I was overwhelmed when my prayers of repentance turned into rhymes, not in my mother tongue but in English. Then, at the same time or a little while later, a melody with harmony filled my head with an immense force of assurance like the force behind the birth of a child. Drawn by this power to the piano, I played carefully and in obedience what was given me. Often I broke out in tears of thanksgiving.

Slowly I realized that these songs should be published one day, and I felt that an expert should look at them. I enrolled in the music department of William Tyndale Bible School in Michigan, where I discovered that without my knowing it, every song had a unique structure, perfectly enhancing with melody, rhythm, form and harmony the words as God had given them. Everything came from Him, was created by Him. He is the Giver of all gifts.

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  • “I never felt such an entire emptiness of self-love, or any regard to any private, selfish interest of my own. It seemed to me, that I had entirely done with myself. I felt that the opinions of the world concerning me were nothing, and that I had no more to do with any outward interest of my own, than with that of a person whom I never saw. The glory of God seemed to be all, and in all, and to swallow up every wish and desire of my heart” – Sarah Edwards, wife of Jonathan Edwards

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Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the Lord; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the Lord. — Jeremiah 23:24 (NKJV)

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