The Blessing Of Brokenness

by csnyder 6. October 2011 03:48
I was doing some TV at Grace TV in Canada this week. After the taping, a young man who had been watching the taping came up and began sharing that what I had said was him. He was from Sweden and I was really impressed with him. This is the testimony that I received from Him.

Hello Craig,

We met at the Grace TV facility yesterday. I am the new missions director for World Impact Ministries. The Swedish guy you met. : ) I promised to send my testimony:

I received the message of Grace after a time of brokenness, where my own plans and ambitions had come to nothingness. I was a long distance runner and had this idea of serving God as an athlete. But then suddenly God told me to stop running, and within a short time I also lost all motivation to continue. I also had gone to law school, but suddenly had no desire what so ever to work within law, and when I looked for a job as a lawyer I did not get any. Here I was, naked and humiliated, looking for a job and only getting a bad sales job. I then realized how much I had my identity in what I had done and not so much in who I am in Christ. I also realized that I am nothing in myself and that any abilities I might have are because of Jesus.

Shortly after this time when my own plans and ambitions had come to nothing, I read a book called “Complete Freedom” by a Norwegian pastor called Age Aleskjaer. It was a process, but within a couple of years my life was totally changed by this revelation of grace and the new covenant. I now rest in Jesus in a way that I did not before. I pray, not because I should, but because I want fellowship with Jesus. For me there is no turning back. I want this message to spread to believers and non-believers all around the world. I now have another race to run.

Johan Olehall from Sweden.


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About the author

Craig Snyder has been married to Jonni Gooden Snyder for 37 years.  He has three grown sons and one grown daughter.  He has eight grandchildren.

Craig has been in full time ministry since 1974, having been on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has pastored for over 25 years.

Craig has ministered  with Grace Walk Ministries since 2001 and serves as Director of Missions and also pastors a home church.  He travels extensively in Latin America, and the U.S. and Canada sharing the Grace Walk of our Lord Jesus Christ.