She read the text of encouraging words: “I got this portion of scripture for you today, lady. Be encouraged. You are going to rise.”
She looked at the scripture address, which looked vaguely familiar, found it in the Bible. “What does that have to do with what I’m going through now, she wondered. She set it aside, letting God know she didn’t have the strength to read anything from Him right now. Besides, she thought, she’d read them so many times before.
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Curiosity got the best of her and so she started to read: “Blessed is the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
“Poor in spirit” caught her attention like it always had every time she had read it. Something told her to dig a little further, like she used to, and learn whatever He had for her this morning.
Ahh, “poor” is in the Bible over 200 times! She eagerly looked up the definition for this verse, hungry to learn, wanting desperately to feel Him there with her again. The Greek definition for “poor’ is “begging, beggarly” I didn’t even know there was such a word, she thought. She continued: “crouched down, powerless.”
Those last two words resonated with her soul and the slightest of sparks of His Spirit warmed her momentarily. But the last one revealed the truth of it all, that she was powerless over others’ actions and choices and responsible only for her own.
It was like a little wave of validation reminding her that she had done all that God had asked her to do. Now she must wait to see how in the world He would turn this into something for her good and His glory; that the victory ultimately would be hers, and that He truly did have a plan to lift her up, not tear her down, offering her a future that if she allowed Him to guide, He would provide…beyond her wildest imagination for He was and is a promise keeper.
Learning to soar
PS: Please plan on joining me for my first live on SOAR. If you’ve ever been “poor in spirit,” betrayed or dismayed by someone’s choices, or you’re just curious about SOAR, you won’t want to miss this real-time journey of healing beginning Friday, July 30th @ 5:30 p.m.