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day 84 – to be needy

In thoughts on God, thoughts on things on November 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm

knowing your neediness is a good thing.

.

it’s a great thing.

the Lord loves when we recognize our state of utter neediness before him.

Jesus said,

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them.”

poor here speaks of an abject poverty, a beggarly sort of poverty, stooping low (Deffinbaugh).

the kind of poverty looked down upon.

neediness can be so despised in the natural,

like if you are needy, you are a kind of cancer to the people around you.

but it’s been kind of nice to get “poor” training in the natural,

where I have a unique opportunity learn the literal truth of God as Provider, Protector, and Father,

and to identify with the feeling of neediness.

and he calls this sort of feeling blessed before him!

blessed are the objectly impoverished in spirit,

for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

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