Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of how blessed we are. And, truly, we are indeed blessed. Situations we often think are the end of us are just the beginning. I love this quote by Bach:
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly”
What we think is the end, is sometimes just the beginning of something great. What we think is a mess, through Christ is a message.
God is always doing 10,000 things in your life. You are aware of maybe three.
Come. Journey throughMatthew 5: 3-12with me. Let’s join in with the crowd and lean in to Jesus teaching the Beatitudes (and get ourselves a “beautiful attitude” with a better perspective because we are not cursed. We are blessed in Christ!)….
You’re blessedwhen you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.
You’re blessedwhen you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.
You’re blessedwhen you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.
You’re blessedwhen you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.
You’re blessedwhen you care. At the moment of being ‘care-FULL,’ you find yourselves cared FOR.
You’re blessedwhen you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.
You’re blessedwhen you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.
You’re blessedwhen your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom.
Not only that—count yourselvesblessedevery time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit Christ. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even—for though they don’t like it, Christ does! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. His prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble.
Things may not be as they seem. Get alone with God and His Word and listen to Him speak.