Showing Posts From: Beatitudes
David sought God’s comfort. He confessed his sins. He put his face down in fear of the Lord and asked for mercy. He vehemently desired for God to blot out his transgressions and cleanse him.
Realizing who we really are in and of ourselves and how great God’s been to us should drive us to our knees. If we can’t see that clearly, and become humble in our hearts as a result, I think we’re without hope!
If we’re going to walk in mercy, first, we absolutely must have a proper understanding of our own spiritual bankruptcy (again, it’s thinking, “In and of myself, I have nothing”), and we must realize how merciful God has been to us as individuals. This kind of thinking starts with understanding the first four beatitudes. We’re […] Continue reading…
The good news is that we can turn around and change directions. We can turn away from our prideful, arrogant, and self-sufficient ways that have crept into our lives. We can repent, draw near to Him and enter the Kingdom.
As long as we see ourselves as just needy, we’re going to stay in the pig mud eating the world’s scraps.
When you are experiencing sanctification, the heartbeat of your very existence is to do those things that are right and holy and bring God joy and pleasure. You position yourself to live in obedience to truth.
Justification involves not just the removal of everything awful in the past, but also the giving of added blessing of everything that He [God] is in the future. Isn’t that incredible?
People are hungering and thirsting for happiness, but it’s mysteriously disappearing right in front of them because they are going about it backward.
Jesus says that people will be humbled—you can either fall on the rock or let the rock fall on you.
When we are leaders characterized by humility, we choose to serve. We choose to place the authority we have under control of the One who asks us to love Him and others first.