He Wants You to Break Your Alabaster Box!
By Dana Jarvis
The LORD began to speak to me this
evening about our alabaster box!
I could just see Mary clutching her alabaster box with a year’s wages worth of a small bottle of Spikenard*; people staring her down in judgment and disgust; wondering why she would even dare touch
the feet of Jesus.
Even a follower of Jesus asking, “Lord, if only you were a true prophet you wouldn’t let this woman touch you”.
As Mary fell to her knees, she wiped Jesus feet with her hair and
the fragrance overwhelmingly filled the room.
If only she could get to the feet of Jesus, she thought everything would change.
As I reflected upon this, Mary’s alabaster box of perfume became my own. I
began to remember all the things that had happened to me or that I had done that filled my alabaster box like a fragrant perfume.
Thousands of tears and sleepless nights, a wounded and frail spirit at times. However like Mary, once
you get to the feet of Jesus, everything will change.
She didn’t care about what anyone was thinking. She was displaying her scarlet letter and putting her past on display for all to see and judge.
was all that mattered to her in this moment.
God is calling you to fall before Him in surrender at His feet.
Let go of the guilt, the past, and the opinions of people. Pour out your Spikenard and let the world
smell the lingering scent.
Your testimony is beautiful and powerful. Stand out and break your alabaster box for The LORD pouring out your precious perfume on His feet.
Those years worth of pent up tears and emotions,
let them just pour out as The LORD will catch them each and every one.
For those of you right now who are in a broken and disconnected place hidden in the darkest corner of the room, I want to tell you that several years ago way before
I ever began in ministry, I walked through that dark place of feeling lost and broken.
The ones you thought would be there for you only passed judgment…..
I lived it out, day by day, putting my hopes, dreams,
and heart wrenching prayers in my alabaster box. A box that I kept hidden!
Jesus beckoned me to break it and go deeper with Him, but yet it remained hidden. Until finally with my arms stretched high and heart abandon, I broke
it before Him!
The One who speaks life into those dry bones, the One who lets hope well up within your soul, The One that will turn those ashes into beauty beckons you to come and lay it all down.
Will you mess up
At times do you feel like giving up? YES!!!
But you don’t!
This isn’t about you being perfect, but being perfected by the One whose Love is perfect.
And so, I broke my alabaster box for The LORD. Will You?
Whenever you meet someone that has really suffered, who has been so limited, who has walked through the fires for The LORD, you will immediately smell the
fragrance of his anointing.
There is a savor of The LORD!
Something has been crushed, something has been broken, and I can smell the sweet perfume of a fresh anointing pouring forth from his children even at this very
*Spikenard: also called nard, nardin, and muskroot, is a class of aromatic amber-colored essential oil derived from Nardostachys jatamansi, a flowering plant of the valerian family, which grows in the Himalayas of Nepal,
China, and India. © Wikipedia.
By Dana Jarvis