Spreading God's Love Thru Prayer
The Lord Jesus Christ gives us beatitudes - attitudes that ought to be. They are not platitudes. They are attitudes that deal with Christian character.
Your reputation is what others think about you, but character is what God knows about you.
The beatitudes do not say, "Blessed are what you have" or "Blessed are what you do," but "Blessed are what you are." Most of the people in the world are doing what? They are seeking happiness. If you seek happiness you'll never find it. But if you get right with God, blessedness will find you.
Have you been finding your self-worth in what you have or what you do? Confess it before the Lord and meditate on the attitudes you ought to have in Matthew 5:3-11.
Lord, God, please help me in my quest to be more like Jesus. I want my life to reflect the love, humility and compassion of Christ. Make me an instrument of Your Peace in Jesus name I pray. Amen.