Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth.
I am so glad that you decided to continue with me on my journey to the third red heart-shaped door. As I turn another page in my art journal, I see that I am standing on solid rock – I have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus and I have spent time in God’s lap healing from old wounds. I am now ready to step up and start seeing what God has for me on the other side of the red door. I have been renewed and refreshed in the Presence of God.
Fear that once was a huge part of my life, is now gone. God said that there is no fear in perfect love. Yep! God’s love is perfect!
At first I clung to my Heavenly Father. I was not ready to leave this place of comfort. But God looks at me and says, “It is okay. I will be with you for the rest of your journey.” He tenderly lifts me up and places me on my feet and points up to the staircase that will lead to the next red door. I reach back and hugged Him.
Once again I waste no time running up those stairs two at a time to see what is on the other side of the door. I stop for just a second and linger, treasuring His Words and knowing that I truly do belong to Him now. He promised me that He would never leave nor forsake me. I have become a Kingdom builder.
As I opened the door and peered inside, I see a glow of radiance in front of me flashing “Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth.” I realized that I do not have to be afraid any longer. I have courage; I no longer have to fear the darkness that has surrounded me before. I am now in the light of God’s Presence and I am able to shine out into a hurting world.
In our culture today, most people think that meek means you are weak and wimpy. That you are not able to stand up and defend yourself.
But in the Word of God, the word “meek,” is translated from the Greek word – praus (prah-ooce) which means mild, humble. (NT: 4039 Strong’s Concordance)
The meek are the ones who have realized how poor in spirit they were before coming to salvation in Jesus Christ. They are ones who have mourned and realized the depth that God went to bring us back into relationship with Him. The meek realize that they are vessels that can be molded and made useful for the Kingdom of Heaven – right here on earth.
The meek are the ones who are willing to surrender to the will of God. They are willing to take the whole counsel of God’s Word and to learn how to live on this earth as a Kingdom builder.
The greatest part of being willing to surrender to the will of God – is when you desire to have a heart like His. To be connected to His Heart strings. It is no longer all about you – but everything in life becomes all about Him.
Matthew 11:28-30 – “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (esv)
Jesus is meek. He is gentle and lowly in heart. He makes our burdens light and our yokes easy in His Presence.
Jesus was not a wimp. He chose to stand up against the money changers in the Temple. He told them basically that this place is not a shopping mall – it is a house of prayer and not a den of robbers. He said that they would not dishonor His Father.
Jesus was not weak. He humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
As you grow in meekness – your desires will no longer lean towards pride, arrogance, stubbornness or self-centeredness.
You will no longer seek the ways of the world, but you will seek to live your life out in the Fruit of the Spirit – keeping in step with the Spirit of God.
You are now a Kingdom builder connecting the Kingdom of Heaven to earth. You are a shining light bringing hope, joy, love, and peace to a hurting world.
VICTORY. Yes, we live from victory – the victory that is found in Jesus Christ. The battle has already been won!
Heavenly Father, once again I stand in awe of the love that you have for your children. I praise you for Your Word. I praise you that you sent your Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins and have given us a way of escape from darkness. Father, I pray for those struggling in their lives right now with difficult circumstances in their lives. I pray that they will find comfort in Your Presence. I love you Lord. In Jesus Christ’s name, amen.
My Song: I love this song. When I first heard it years ago, I just kept playing it over and over. I love Southern Gospel. But we don’t have to carry the weight of the world – we can lay our burdens down.
1 John 4:18 – There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. (niv)
Matthew 11:28-30 – Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (esv)
Matthew 21:12-13 – And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.” (esv)
Philippians 2:8-11 – And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (esv)
2 Timothy 3:14-17 – But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. (esv)
Matthew 5:5 – Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. (niv)