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Friday, September 7, 2012


God knows grammar. And uses it correctly.

"I Am," God says.

It’s about verb use and infinitives. The infinitive "to be."

He, She, it IS
They ARE

In God’s grammar lesson, He is the I Am, but He wants us "to be." To be like Jesus.

  • We are to have that attitude.
  • We are to live that attitude.
  • We are to BE that attitude.

You've read the Beatitudes. Some of you can even recite the "Blesseds" in order. But I never quite "got" their depth. Never fully understood why being poor, meek, and persecuted would be a blessing.

For the next eight Fridays then, let’s look at each of the Beatitudes. What do they mean? What could they mean to us? How can they help us BE the person Jesus wants us to be?

How can we make the Beatitudes our TO BE ATTITUDES?

It’s just Grammar 101. But perhaps they will take—at least this gal’s attitude—closer TO BE what Jesus desires. TO BE more like Jesus; so that while He is the great I AM, I can be the little I am.

Class starts next Friday. Come early. Get a front row seat—on the floor. I’ll be there with you.

At the feet of Jesus.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, you have so much you want to teach us. We have so much we need to learn—about your character, your desires for our lives, how you want to change our attitudes. Please prepare our hearts each day for what you want us to learn from this one earthly life you have blessed us with. Amen.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? How about sitting down this week and reading through the Beatitudes? They’re over at Matthew 5:3-10.


chris said...

Oh wow, this is exciting!! Looking forward to it Carol.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Chris - I'm looking forward to it, too! (smile)

lynnmosher said...

Love how you did this, Carol! Great idea!

Pam B. said...

Looking forward to Fridays.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Lynn - thanks!

@ Pam - I'm looking forward to Fridays, too.