Thursday, October 14, 2010

I am breaking my streak

I know, I have not posted in a long time. So here I am, posting...

On Sunday, our Pastor read the passage from Matthew 5:3 in the amplified Bible that reads:

Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!
I then find myself thinking- How do I become humble? How do I rate myself insignificant? Well, I can't, but Christ can, and He lives through me. (Galatians 2:20)

When I rate myself insignificant, when I am humble and without reputation, then I can be happy, spiritually prosperous, have joy and have favor with God. That sounds great, but how many times a day do I forget that and think that I am pretty important and that people should just listen to my ideas, or cater to my every need; quite frequently, unfortunately. But what good comes of that? No good. And then, how do I not think of myself? Well, my Grandpa has told me that when you love someone and realize that your love can’t save them, protect them, nourish them; that is when you realize that you are going to need help from outside of yourself.

Just like Jacob who was greatly afraid because he and his family were surrounded on both sides with enemies, he wrestled with the angel of the Lord all night, because he wanted a blessing. But Jacob could not receive the blessing until he admitted his name, which was Jacob, sneak. After Jacob admitted that he was a sneak, God gave him his a new name, Israel.

And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. Genisis 32:26-28


  1. Thank you for sharing this, Bonnie. I appreciate being able to read what you heard on Sunday. Bless you!

  2. thanks Bonnie. I was listening to this weeks sermon too. its a lot to take in but its really great stuff! I feel most humble and insignificant when im being the servant of all! Not for my own recognition but it keeps you humble to serve others. and its a great way to get your mind off yourself and your problems!

  3. It's my first comment on your blog:)! Anyways, I know that on my own I would not rate myself insignificant....most of the time I would rate myself pretty high:) But then that's when we have neighbors (like fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, friends) who are faithful to kill and then make us alive (even though I naturally don't like that!)....It's late & we got home from Koinania almost an hour ago & I thought I'd comment before I went to bed:)