So many times we just fall back into the patterns that were set for us by our parents, or environment, which we learned when we were very young. We have all called the “white picket fences”, “riches”, and nice “Everything", the Blessings of God. Even though these things are very nice and we would all love to have them in plenty; God’s Word is very clear on what The true Blessing is. But if we want the true Blessings of God, then we have to be willing to trade in the Fairytale for the Real Thing.
Self-denial is the first lesson in God’s School of Blessing. Being humble before God is knowing that only God can direct your life and making Him supreme Lord of all you think, say, and do. If we are truly going to submit yourself to God, then we have to take up our cross daily and denying our self. This is always so hard to do, but if we want God Blessing it is the first step to having everything god wants for us.
3 Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous — with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!
Too many times we get so “high-minded” that we never rest. We become so self reliant and we all ready know that God will always resist the proud.
38 And he who does not take up his cross and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conforming wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also] is not worthy of Me.
39 Whoever finds his [lower] life will lose it [the higher life], and whoever loses his [lower] life on My account will find it [the higher life].
Don't let yourself get caught up in the world of “bigger is better”, and “more is best”. God already has a wonderful pan for your life and the only ingredient He needs from you is a “willing” heart” to follow.
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]
29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest ( relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. [Jer 6:16.]
30 For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good — not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.
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