In Matthew 5, 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.
What Jesus taught them I share with you today. Simple, encouraging and an awesome reminder: you're blessed!
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!
So don't worry about all that is happening around you today and let God become all that is inside you. You have got so much to be thankful for and it starts with breath in your lungs and divine health in your body. A new beginning is about to come because...