Blessed are the poor in spirit. (Matthew 5:3)
We must realize that we are spiritually impoverished without Jesus. There is nothing we can do on our own power to receive the things of heaven. It takes a relationship with our God. If we can fully live in the humility of knowing our need for spiritual building in our souls, we will be blessed by the hand of God who loves us and answers our prayers. Yes, there is a condition to this blessing. We need to seek God and lay ourselves spiritually thirsty at His feet. This is done through prayer. There is no other way to communicate and build a relationship with God than to talk to Him.
Would we rather hold on to our anxious thoughts, or hand them over to God? It is a choice we make daily. Be thankful in everything for God has control and has our best in mind. We are to give “everything” over to God in prayer in which we are anxious. God will answer.
Prayer: God, you are the only one we can truly count on. Thank you for loving us and filling us with your Spirit when we are impoverished. It is all about you and your glory. Amen.
Faith tip: Talk to God throughout the day about everything. You will be blessed.