Wisdom for each day:
Monday: You are blessed when…..
In the sermon on the mount in Matthew 6 Jesus declares that there a number of people who are truly blessed. Now the word “blessed” can give us the idea that it is about external blessing; that is that our external world will look like it is all put together. However this word for blessed would better be interpreted as happy and more refers to our inner world – what we are experiencing and feeling in our inner world. In the sermon on the mount Jesus radically transforms our understanding of where true happiness is found. This week we are going to take a moment to reflect and meditate upon the beatitudes from the message version. Is there some truth that He wants to impart to you?
Tuesday: when you feel loss..
“You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.
Wednesday : when you are content with who you are.
“You’re blessed when 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.
Thursday: when you develop your hunger for God.
Matthew 5:66 “You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.
Friday: when you know the freedom of God’s forgiveness..Matthew 5:8
8 “You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.
Saturday: When you cooperate…
9 “You’re blessed when 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.