Tag: blessed

Blessed : When you work for justice and peace (A series on the Beatitudes)

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9 Peacemaker = One who reconciles quarrels A Peacemaker therefore, is one who works to restore friendly relations between family-members, between friends, between enemies, between… Read More

Blessed : When your focus is on your heart, not performance (A series on the Beatitudes)

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 There are all kinds of things that are described as “pure.” Pure water. Pure nectar. Pure innocence. To be pure, something has to be completely… Read More

Blessed : When you realize your emptiness can only be filled by Jesus (A series on the Beatitudes)

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6 (NCV) Have you ever gone to the grocery store hungry? I have, and I always wind up buying things I don’t need,… Read More

Blessed. When you’ve lost something dear to you. (A series on the Beatitudes)

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4 NIV) When I first think of the word mourning, I think of death. We mourn the loss of someone we love. We mourn because we miss… Read More

Blessed. When You’re at the end of your rope. (A series on The Beatitudes)

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 NIV Monday morning I sat down in my chair. She greets me on weekday mornings, me with coffee in hand, heart open, book,… Read More

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