Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Blessed- Matthew 5:3-10 (The Message)

Yesterday was rough. These are the words God guided me to this morning:

"You're blessed when you're at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. 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. 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. You're blessed when you've worked up a good appetite for God. He's food and drink in the best meal you will ever eat. You're blessed when you care. At the moment of being 'care-full' you find yourselves cared for. You're blessed when you get your inside world- your mind and heart- put right. Then you can see God in the outside world. 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. You're blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into Gods kingdom."


mama2dibs said...

Thanks...that was my Sunday. Hope things go better today for you. Call if you need ANYTHING! I miss talking to you. I know you are WAY busy though and don't want to add another pressure so I'll be waiting if you want to talk. Love ya!

Anonymous said...

I know we dont' "know" each other-- I found you though Liza's blog... and I also go to Hope so I know of you... but I was moved by your post, so much so that I printed it and added it to my little binder of scripture and notes... we all have days like that and this is a great reminder of His love for us... thanks for sharing!
nicole myfamilyof4in04@blogspot.com

Steph said...

Hey Jamie,
I wish I could help you...I know nothing of why you're feeling "rough" but know that I am thinking about you and how wonderful you are! I really hate that we have lost touch, I look at your blog constantly though! Give me a call, it'll be like old times...
Steph McGovern