Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:3 (ESV)
” You can be happy! You can find your success! You deserve it because you are the best you that you can be, and you you you you etc…”
For those who truly seek joy in their lives, it will never be found peering deep into one’s navel. When we put our trust in self, in our own ability, we set ourselves up for failure and pain.
True happiness comes from spiritual poverty – knowing that we are nothing without God, that He is our sufficiency. When people are physically hungry, they seek food. When we are spiritually hungry, we seek The Lord. And a soul that hungers and thirsts for Christ will be satisfied.
Blessed are the truly humble, those who are not fooled by the cult of self and recognize their need for Jesus. We all need God, and it is only in Him – our Creator and Sustainer, our Lord and Savior, our Heavenly Father, Son and Holy Spirit – that we find true, eternal contentment. The stuff of this earth is chaff, kindling for the fire. Find your blessings and joy in the zone a Who loves you, Who watches over you, Who knew you before you were… well… you.