Being Poor in Spirit

Uh Oh!

Dr. Jim Denison reminds us that Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit” and I am that, aren’t you? Things are a mess all around and there is a bunch of misleading offers to correct same, but all the world offers will fail. Paul wrote this about anxiety:

 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6–7).

A ‘mind in Christ Jesus’ isn’t what we seek, is it?  We need a full wallet, loaded safe, new car, new face, new body, new clothes and just about everything that we do not have, to be happy. The problem is that we want to be happy ‘on earth’, but that isn’t working out. The ‘peace that passes all understanding’ is the promise God makes to Believers and Believers ONLY. 

Nothing else will do. We must celebrate eternal life to persevere in this one, donchaknow. Really.

And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.  AMEN

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