Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Beatitudes

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! The stormy weather has cleared out and we have lots of sunshine and a cool breeze. I hope this is the last of the cold weather because spring is just around the corner.

My porch and yard are a mess from the high winds. I will have to go out and get sticks and twigs off the front, pick up a plant that blew over, and the large twigs that are on the sidewalk. I don't know if the yard men are coming today or not, because they are probably busy catching up with the lawns they were unable to do because of the weather.It's very hard on people who have to work outside!

Needless to say, I stayed in all day. Since I just recovered from bronchitis, I did not think it wise to brave the rain to go anywhere. But God is good, and I can go out and about today when I finish laundry!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Matthew 5:3-12
God blesses those who realize their need for him,"
for the Kingdom of Heaven is given to them.
God blesses those who mourn,
For they will be comforted.
God blesses those who are gentle and lowly,
for the whole earth will belong to them.
God blesses those who are hungry
 and thirsty for justice,
for they will receive it in full.
God blesses those who are merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
 God blesses those whose hearts are pure,
for they will see God.
God blesses those who work for peace,
for they will be called the children of God.

God blesses those who are persecuted
because they live for God
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

God blesses you when you are mocked  and
persecuted and lied about because you are
my followers. Be happy about it! Be very glad!
For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And
remember the ancient people who were persecuted, too.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love

Love and hugs,