A Spiritual Understanding Of Christ’s Beatitudes. (Or, Where to begin your spiritual journey. A revelation given.) (Copyrighted.) By Timothy Baugh. May 5, 2019. Part 1.

Matthew 5: 3-12 (with my own insights.)   verse 3. Jesus said, Blessed are the poor in spirit: (inwardly rewarded are they that are reaching out for spiritual help, using their strength and will power for humility’s sake. Rewarded are those that are willing to learn in Life of themselves, and are waiting for the understanding of the Truth of Existence.) 4. Blessed are they that mourn. (inwardly rewarded are they that acknowledge their sins (faults and weaknesses), and are humbly trying to overcome them and do better.) For they shall be comforted. (consoled, forgiven, and helped.) 5. Blessed are the meek. (inwardly rewarded are they that are determined to be obedient to God’s Laws for living. They will be rulers over their mind, circumstances, and body desires.) For they will inherit the Earth. (For they will learn to stand strong against all attacks from others by being protected by God.) 6. Blessed are they which hunger and thirst for righteousness. (inwardly rewarded are they that want and desire the spiritual life, a better life for their soul.) For they shall be filled. (for they shall become strong in character,— filled with spiritual goodness as the result of their soul awakening and beginning to live anew.) 7. Blessed are the merciful. (inwardly rewarded are they that forgive.) For they shall receive mercy. (for they shall show themselves worthy of mercy, God’s forgiveness. They also will be given time to make corrections of their faults and weaknesses.) 8. Blessed are the pure in heart. (inwardly rewarded are they that are humble, those with sincere hearts towards learning of God and living for God only. They shall become conscious of God’s Presence in their life; as they are His Children.) For they shall see God. (they shall see how God is working in their lives day-to-day.)  

Goodnight M.A.E

My Dear Blogger friends,

Here I m, alone with the dog and the cat actually.

Toby was “on call” with the City utilities and was called out again.

Poor sweetie had 3-hour sleep between calls and I have no idea when he will get back home.

I must, on the other end of things thank God for the overtime that comes always on time. God IS so very good!

Pray all if you are well but if not I am here if you need prayers just let me know what for. I pray for all of my followers almost every day.

I know some of you are doing that for me as well.

Prayers are free but powerful

I believe that truly.

Thank you for stopping by and all the Comments.

Is very nice to read them.

God bless you,

Later,

Pat.

Child of God.

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Day 1

Christ Calls You to Be a Light in a Dark World

Key Verses
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matt. 5:14–16)

For many people, this world is a dark place. They feel lost, lonely, helpless. They need somewhere to turn for guidance and hope. Jesus understood that need, so He made provisions to counteract the darkness. He tasked His followers with providing the necessary light for the world.

That may seem like an immense challenge, especially when darkness threatens to overwhelm us. The good news is that we’re not called to generate our own light. We’re called only to reflect Christ’s light (see John 1:4). Yet even that isn’t always easy.

The temptation to hide our light—to put our lamp under a basket—can be intense at times. After all, when you let your light shine, you draw attention to yourself. You invite scrutiny. If you’re not naturally comfortable in the role of a beacon, you may find that it takes some getting used to.

You may also find that some people— those who have grown comfortable in the darkness—don’t appreciate your light. They may try to dim it by knocking you off your lampstand. You’ll need to steel yourself against accusations of hypocrisy or intolerance. You’ll need to prepare to have your past thrown in your face. You’ll need to find ways to prevent people from sowing seeds of doubt in your life.

The best way to prepare for those possibilities is to draw closer to the source of life. According to 1 John 1:5–7, when you walk with Christ, you walk in His light. When other people interact with you, they experience His light too. They may not always recognize it for what it is, but they can sense something in you that lifts the darkness.

The closer you get to the source of light, the brighter your own light will shine. You get close to Jesus by following His lead. You study His light-giving qualities in the gospels —the way He prioritized hurting people , the way He spoke truth to power and called out hypocrisy , the way He drew comfort and strength from time alone with His Heavenly Father , the way He used Scripture to counter His enemies.

The risks of being a light bearer are real. But so are the rewards. Your light may be the only source of illumination some people have. By reflecting Jesus’ glory and pointing the way to Him, you have the potential to change their lives forever.

To learn how the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah brought light to one of the darkest times in Israel’s history, click on this link: https://bibl.es/BringLight

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