Matthew 5:3-5 (AMP) 3 Blessed (happy, [a]to be envied, and [b]spiritually prosperous—[c]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! 4 Blessed and enviably happy [with a [d]happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His matchless grace] are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted! 5 Blessed (happy, blithesome, joyous, [e]spiritually prosperous—[f]with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the meek (the mild, patient, long-suffering), for they shall inherit the earth!
We all want to be happy. We want to enjoy our life. Our attitude is very important for us to enjoy life. It is not always our unpleasant circumstances that make us unhappy but rater, our attitude in our circumstances that make us unhappy. If we just make a decision to have a good attitude, we can take a horrible situation and believe that we will get something out of it. All things pass. Most of the time when we go through a difficult situation, we get to know God better – that is something to have joy about.
We have the power of God inside of us. We are not powerless, we are powerful. It is time to be power-minded rather than pitiful minded because greater is He that is in me then he that is in the world. The power of God is available to us – but this doesn’t always mean that it is released to it. So how do we access the power of God that is inside of us? It may have something to do with our spiritual maturity. God allows us to go through things so we grow in Christ. Eventually when we begin to mature we start to experience the greatness that lives in us.
It is not so much what is going on around us in our trial but rather, what is going on inside of us. It takes a lot of discipline and practice to be excellent on the inside. The more we start to show excellence, the more we will begin to see changes in our lives. A person who has developed the character of Christ can be stable in any situation. Character is something that is deeply embedded in us. It is not something that can be turned on or off.
Matthew 5:6-16 (AMP) 6 Blessed and fortunate and happy and [a]spiritually prosperous (in that state in which the born-again child of God [b]enjoys His favor and salvation) are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), for they shall be [c]completely satisfied! 7 Blessed (happy, [d]to be envied, and [e]spiritually prosperous—[f]with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy! 8 Blessed (happy, [g]enviably fortunate, and [h]spiritually prosperous—possessing the [i]happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the pure in heart, for they shall see God! 9 Blessed (enjoying [j]enviable happiness, [k]spiritually prosperous—[l]with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the makers and [m] maintainers of peace, for they shall be called the sons of God! 10 Blessed and happy and [n]enviably fortunate and [o]spiritually prosperous [p](in the state in which the born-again child of God enjoys and finds satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of his outward conditions) are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake (for being and doing right), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven! 11 Blessed (happy, [q]to be envied, and [r]spiritually prosperous—[s]with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of your outward conditions) are you when people revile you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things against you falsely on My account. 12 Be glad and supremely joyful, for your reward in heaven is great (strong and intense), for in this same way people persecuted the prophets who were before you. 13 You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men. 14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your [t]moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and [u]recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen