I was reflecting on one of my favorite pasages rcently and hee it is: 3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.5Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.Matt 5:3-5 (KJV)
Verse 3 is really the verse for me. Christ says "poor in spirit." Is this not the heart of the matter? It is not until we become completely broken and hit the depths or our sinfulness, or at least become aware of it, that we can truly be saved. We mourn for our salvation and the salvation of others. It is then that Jesus truly lifts us up and restores our soul becaue it is only then that we truly appreciate it. At least in my case. I am woking to be, to feel, that desparate need every day in order to serve my God more faithfully. I hope that the desire is there for any of you as well.