Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Should be writing a paper....

I should be writing a paper but I am blogging instead.  I have been thinking about a lot of different things lately.  Many selfish but more of them are not.  I have been working (slowly but surely) on a study of the Beattitudes.  Funny, I have been a Christian all my life practically and did not exactly know the Beattitudes.  Well, I am finishing Week 2. 

So far we have done: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Ok, what the heck does that mean?  If it means you are blessed if you are poor then hotdog!  I am getting somethin' good in heaven!  Ha! No it doesn't mean that.  It is knowing that you are and have nothing without the generosity of the Lord.  He is good and He takes care of us and without Him we would have nothing.  Not one thing.  Whether you believe in Him or not, you would have nothing it was not for our Lord God. Humbling yourself and recognizing and admitting this makes you poor in spirit. 

"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God to be something grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" 
Philippians 2:5-11

That group of verses is so powerful to me.  I know what Jesus did for me and to be commanded in the Word of God to have the same attitude as Him, well it is scary and exciting all at the same time. 

Week 2: Blessed are those that mourn, for they will be comforted. Jesus mourned to the Father over those that persecuted them.  He was never angry, bitter, or self-righteous.  He was sad and sorrowful for those that were against God.  He had compassion for them.  This verse calls us to have compassion for others. Even when we don't think they deserve it.  I mean, look at me!  I know I don't deserve His compassion, yet He gives it to me every time.  

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort which we ourselves are comforted by God.  For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ"
2 Corinthians 1:3-5

That's it.  That is all I have to share.  These two scriptures have really spoken to me these past couple of weeks, 

1 comment:

Sterling said...

Amen sista!

I am finally a follower. Love Love His word!