Sunday, May 25, 2014

Faithful Fridays ~ You're Blessed When.....

Hello, there, everyone--hope you're enjoying your Memorial Day Weekend so far!  :)  This week's been a busy one for us as we've been wrapping up school, but I wanted to pop in and share these verses that I've been thinking about lately.

Faithful Fridays is a weekly linky party hosted on my blog. I made it so that Christians could have one special day out of the week (Friday) to share something from their walk with Jesus on their blog. If you'd like to participate, write your post, grab the button from the Faithful Fridays page on my blog (so that it will link back here), and come link up at the bottom of this post! :)


"When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down and taught his climbing companions. This is what he said:
'You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.
'You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.
'You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.
'You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.
'You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for.
'You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.
'You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.
'You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom.
'Not only that—count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even!—for though they don’t like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble."
-Matthew 5:1-12
Jesus never said, "Come to me when you have it all together."  He said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."  He never said, "I'll show Myself to you when you perform well."  He said, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God."  Jesus has always called those who are imperfect, weak, tired, weary, lost in sin, alone, at the end of their rope--because it doesn't matter where you are or who you are, so long as you come to His feet with that need, that desire for more of Him, that childlike love for Him and trust in Him.  So know this: No matter where you are, no matter what your condition is right now--good or bad, strong or weak, on top of the mountain or in the valleys--He's always waiting with love.  Just come to Him.  These are the people and these are the times that He uses to grow beauty.  Let Him do whose work.  Come to Him.  

God bless you guys and have a great week!  :)
Joy :)


Kelsi B said...

I love your post. Thank you for reminding us that the Lord will always be waiting for us no matter what. We don't have to have our life all figured out, he loves us anyway.
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