Blessed? week 1 in 20 tweets:

Posted: 11/08/2016 in Uncategorized

BlessedLogo.pngCubs fans – be sure to make good on the promises you made God at the end of game 7

The things we call blessings lead us away from dependence on God and the things we avoid actually lead us toward dependence on God.

The word blessed is so misused and misunderstood that it is distorting who God really is

Misunderstanding blessing leads us to view God as a vending machine

Blessing isn’t what God gives us, it’s God WITH us

Instead of thinking the teaching of Jesus is upside down, we need to realize the way we’re living is upside down

Let’s confront “American Dream” Christianity and recognize how far it is from Biblical Christianity

[Modern Christianity] seems to have remarkably little to do with the things that Jesus actually taught. Wendall Berry

If we think we have no need for God than our vision for life and impact is sadly small

When we pretend we don’t need help, we cut ourselves off from experiencing the presence of God

There is beauty that can only be seen in the dark

Instead of praying for God to change our circumstances – what if we asked God to reveal Himself in them

The universal experience of pain is what makes us brothers and sisters. – Frederick Buechner

When the bible calls us to mourn with those who mourn God is inviting us to wade into the pain of this world and there to experience Him

God is a God who leverages His power for those who have none. The invitation to meekness is an invitation to live like that as well

When we stop playing the upward mobility game, we are recognize all we have is a gift from God

When we recognize everything is a gift from God, everything changes.

Blessed are the poor in spirit. You are a beloved child of God and Jesus blesses you

 Blessed are those who mourn. You are a beloved child of God and Jesus blesses you

 Blessed are the meek. You are a beloved child of God and Jesus blesses you

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