O the blessedness of those whose hearts are acutely aware that they have nothing and are nothing apart from Christ. O the blessedness of those whose hearts are broken and crushed and can see clearly that it was their sin that put their Savior on the tree. In their spiritual poverty and in their grief over their sin, they have been swept up in the arms of a mighty Savior.
The Beatitudes speak of a blessedness that pursues us in the midst of great trial and that is even gathered in abundance at the bottom of the pit. It is a blessedness that is spread like a banquet before us in the moments of greatest disappointment and in the shadow of towering failure.
Jesus grants this blessing to those who follow His call. Blessed are those who have left everything to follow Christ because He gives them everything, absolutely everything. What about you? Are you willing to be poor? Are you willing to leave everything? Are you willing to say that everything you have is nothing and look to Christ to give you everything?
Praise God for His lovingkindness and compassion using Psalm 103:1-14. He knows our past, present, and future. He loves us even though He knows what we have done, where we are weak now, and what our failures will be in the future.
ADMIT TO HIM
Pray Psalm 139:23. Ask the Lord to search your heart and reveal any unseen things. Ask Him to show you where you are, which path you are on, and if you have taken any detours.
Read Hebrews 12:28 and thank God. Thank you, Lord, for all you have done for us. Help us see your plan from the view of heaven’s throne and give us grateful hearts.
Read Psalm 102:1 and Psalm 130:2. Ask the Lord for whatever you need. He wants to hear your honest plea. Nothing is too small, too insignificant, or too weird to bring before His throne. Come to Him in weakness. He will move in His power. He will hear your prayer.
TAKING THE TRUTH TO HEART AND BRINGING IT TO LIFE
Choose one truth from today and apply it to your heart. Take it with you throughout the day.