Brokenness Before Blessing
A.W. Tozer once said, "I doubt God ever uses any one greatly until they have been seriously hurt." Brokenness before blessing! This is an unchanging principle. For a tree and its wood to be used, it must be cut down. For a rock to become the foundation of a skyscraper, it must be broken. If soil is not turned over with a plow, no seed can be planted, and therefore, no harvest gathered. The Bible says unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it cannot bear fruit.