BeatitudesJanuary 24, 2012
Have you ever thought about what Jesus wants of you as a follower?
I constantly wonder if I am doing everything that He asks of me as a living example for Him
I just recently discovered through my daily devotional "The Beatitudes"
What are they you ask?
Beatitudes are ways in which God helps us reach our award [Heaven] by:
leading us in the right direction,
and showing us the values that Jesus cares about most in order to be an example for Him.
Did you know that the word Beatitude comes from the Latin word Beatus, which means Blessed?
I look at it as we are blessed to have such an amazing God :)
He is Holy
He is Majestic
He is Sovereign
He is Eternal
He is the creator of everything beautiful
How much more blessed can I be?
"God is Love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him"
1 John 4:16
MATTHEW 5: 3-12
3: God makes happy those who know that they need him. The kingdom of heaven is for them.
4: God makes happy those who are sad. They will have comfort.
5: God makes happy those who quietly trust him and do not try to get their own way. The world will belong to them.
6: God makes happy those who are hungry and thirsty for what is right and good. They will be filled.
7: God makes happy those who are kind. He will be kind to them.
8: God makes happy those who have clean hearts. They will see God.
9: God makes happy those who make peace between people. They will be called God's sons.
10: God makes happy those who have trouble for doing what is right. The kingdom of heaven is for them.
11:God makes you happy when people say wrong things about you, when they trouble you, and when they say all kinds of lies about you. God makes you happy when it is for my sake.
12: Be happy and glad because God will be good to you in heaven. In the same way people troubled the prophets before your time.
Not only do these provide peace during times of hardship that we may face on this earth, but it is a life style that we can follow that will lead us to salvation :)
Have a blessed day my friends <3