Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:3-12 (NIV)
The Beatitudes are 8 blessings recounted by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. The Beatitudes are spoken in two parts: the CONDITION and the RESULT.
With each Beatitude, Jesus gives new meaning to the Old Testament way of life by revealing that people who were perceived as “unfortunate” are the ones truly “blessed”. Jesus teaches that the unpromising circumstances people suffer are what make them promisingly favored by God. The Greek word for Beatitude is “HAPPINESS”, “Happy are those who…”
Each week you will cover the Beatitudes beginning with the poor in spirit. My prayer is that in the coming weeks God will breathe new life into your difficult journey. I pray that by our Heavenly Father revealing His promises for us through His Word and prayer, you are consumed by the need to walk on water alongside Jesus, never to feel like you're drowning again. God’s love and complete trust in YOU is what sets you and me apart as moms of special needs children.
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About the Author
As she grew in her faith and dove deep into scripture, Jesus revealed Himself in Matthew 25:31-40. It was then that she learned her children were not only made for a divine purpose, they represented the very image of Jesus, "the least of these". With this new understanding of her role as their mom, she found VICTORY and KINGDOM PURPOSE. She now leads a Bible study for other moms of special needs children and writes all the lessons they study. Her prayer is that every mom whose circumstances feel overwhelming due to their child's disability will find the same freedom and purpose through a loving, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and God the Father.
Bethany hopes to share her story, preach, teach, and inspire women all over the country who are aching for what they need most but cannot find on their own--HOPE. She is determined to bring God back into the center of every home where someone with a disability lives. With God, they will discover what He revealed her her personally - that they are trying to "fix what's NOT broken".