She had come back to the table to feast on His Word, eager to continue from where she
had left off.
It’s that time of year where we will gather with family and friends to share a
Thanksgiving feast. Today’s blog is a great reminder of cultivating thankfulness in the
heart and life daily so we too can be counted as bless-ed.
She was ready to dive into the Beatitudes found in Matthew 5, but she didn’t get far.
When she read a Biblical definition for the word bless-ed, (emphasis on the two
syllables, versus blessed). Her heart was pierced with hope and conviction at the same
time. Bless-ed: “The experience of hope and joy independent of outward
“How does one get there,” she wondered aloud. She felt a stirring to continue reading,
knowing that He would provide the answer if she brought a willing heart to the table.
Matthew 5:3: “Bless-ed are the poor in spirit…” she stopped. She knew from feeding her
faith for all these years that He wasn’t talking about anything monetarily. She began to
write what He was speaking to her with so few words:
This has more meaning to me now; I used to think it had to do with the poor, the not-so
lucky, but now I see so much more. It’s being willing to give when others would take; to
love when others turn to hate. To not repay evil for evil. To stay in the process of
healing is to be poor in spirit, trusting that He will right what’s been done wrong. This is
the way to become part of the kingdom of heaven.
She sat there, thankful for the relief from her ongoing anger and confusion from events
in her life over the last three+ years. Feasting at His table is where she would find her
rest and her growth all at the same time.
Friend, can I encourage you in this upcoming busy season to feast at His table daily that
you would be able to accomplish much without being stressed because you are bless-
ed, and experience hope and joy independent of outward experiences.