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Friday, September 30, 2011

Be-Attitudes Blog Hop




Be_Attitudes Blog Hop


Welcome to the Be-Attitudes Faith Blog Hop!  Every month we choose a theme with which to honor Christ and become closer to Him.  We then create a project to reflect that theme and boldly post it on our blogs so that the whole world sees that even our talents belong to Him! This month we have chosen the Beatitudes found on Mathew 5:3:12 and we invite you to hop through our blogs to see the Lord’s Glory manifested through the work of our hands and the stories He has written in our lives.  If you arrived from Wendy's blog, you are in the right place.  If you just happened to land here, make sure that you hop on over to www.mypapertreehouse.blogspot.com to begin the journey.  Know that we have been praying for you and hope that the Lord would bring you just a bit closer to Himself…
In Matthew 5:3-12 we find the well known Beatitudes.  This portion of Scripture is very peculiar because every statement begins with “Blessed are those…” and yet the attribute that is mentioned right after is NOT something desirable before the eyes of the world.
Look at the list of attributes along with the blessed reward:
Poor in spirit: Kingdom of Heaven
Mourn: comfort
Meek: inherit the earth
Hunger and thirst for righteousness: will be filled
Merciful: will be shown mercy to
Pure in heart: will see God
Peacemakers: called children of God
Persecuted because of righteousness: kingdom of heaven
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you

If we were to be honest, we would all say that none of us would like to be considered poor in spirit, or be caught in the midst of mourning.  Meekness is considered a sign of weakness and in America Hunger and Thirst for righteousness is replaced by hunger and thirst for worldly acceptance.  It is very difficult to be merciful and pure in heart for our hearts are always seeking to satisfy our own needs; and we are not willing to make peace if that peace requires that we would submit to someone else’s authority.  We do not want to be made fun of, or persecuted, or bad mouthed…  Yet all of these things the LORD calls blessed!

The reason why they are Blessed is because only when we have these attitudes can we truly see ourselves for who we are and God for who He is.  Only when we see the depravity of our being and the sin that enslaves us, can we be set free by the only ONE that is Pure and Holy!  May He grant us the privilege of being called BLESSED by Him because in us are found the Be-Attitudes.

I have chosen to highlight, Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God..
I work with developmentally disabled people and in my opinion they definitely represent the Pure in Heart.  They have the greatest attitudes and very kind tender spirits.  For Christmas last year I took my clients and Julie to have their pictures taken for us to make gifts for their families for Christmas.  I am legal guardian to Julie a 51 year old woman with Down's Syndrome. 

Her sister and I have been friends since first grade and we were in the 4th grade when the Ju-Ju was born.  Little did I know all those years ago that I would become her guardian and be taking care of her like I am.
Julie has an IQ of a five year old..How much more pure in heart can you get?  It is encouraging to me that she will spend eternity in Heaven..We need to be more like these precious people..positive the majority of the time, kind, caring..their way of life is second nature to them but we so called "normal" people need to work at it and pray hard that God will forgive us and help us to stay pure in heart, but the scripture is there so I encourage you to strive to be pure in heart so that you can claim the promise...



There is no greater gift than that of finding Christ, but we would like to bless a group of you with some Grand Prizes
To qualify, like Paper Tree House Studio in Facebook, become a follower of their blog, and leave a comment.  Those that choose to participate by creating a project that follows the theme will have a greater chance of winning, so make sure that you create something or share your own story in your blog to then come back and share with us your creation and thoughts.

I have some personal blog candy to offer up..
It is a Sentiment Rubber stamp kit complete with 22 stamps, storage case and stamping mat.  It is made by See d's  a division of Inque Boutique.  I would love it if you would be a follower of my blog..I am only 1 away from 100!!

 
Here is your line up:
Paper Tree House - http://mypapertreehouse.blogspot.com/
Nana - http://.youniquereflections.blogspot.com
Kari - http://purplefuntastickcreations.wordpress.com/
Diana - http://dianemarra.typepad.com/
Susan – http://susanascorner.blogspot.com
Wendy - http://wendyscrappings.blogspot.com/
Vicki - http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
Marolaine – http://twelvestonesscrapbooking.blogspot.com
Tammy - http://www.fromme2upapercrafting.blogspot.com/
Christel – http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
Zeni - http://www.scrappyzeni.com/

Hop on over to  Marolaine's http://twelvestonesscrapbooking.blogspot.com  to continue in this journey…  May you be filled with the “Be-Attitudes” this week.

10 comments:

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Wonderful words! I love the Beatitudes! If we could all just be like that, wouldn't it be wonderful :O)

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

I loved the hop. There were about 3 different ones I could not see. I don't do much on facebook, too dangerous anymore. I enjoyed it so much! I Love the Lord, and thankful that my Dad a minister of over 40 years, taught me about the Lord, his goodness, mercy, and that he lives in me and leads and guides me. I don't know where I would be without the Lord. Thank You! Hugs! Leah Ann

Scrappy Zeni said...

Your story really warmed my heart. I don't know Julie, but she seems amazing. We all need to strive to be pure at heart.

Many blessings,
Zeni

Scrappin' Sista said...

I love it. It's amazing how God works things out. A lot of times, He'll bring us full circle. I really love how He blesses us in spite of ourselves. Thank you for your humble attitude and sharing your life with us. TFS!!! Be blessed my sister!

Christel
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Marjolaine said...

What a beautiful story, thanks for sharing it,

SueNJ said...

Absolutely wonderful layout and thanks for sharing your story. Your kind heart shines through.

Wishing you many blessings,

Sue B
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

Nitasha said...

Beautiful testimony and layout!
Oh, and congrats on reaching over 100 followers!

Janette S. said...

Thank you for your layut page and this wonderful hop! How wonderful of you to be a guardian - I have a son with Autism and Tourette's Syndrome and wonder what will happen to him when I pass on. I know God will find someone to care for him.

janetteschulte at comcast dot net

bartlettpair said...

Our God is soooooo BIG!!! Hallelujah!!! and you will be blessed 100 fold for giving of your life for another precious child of God!!!! Great job!!! Be so blessed!!!

Jana said...

You are a true testament to how God wants us to give of ourselves. I often pray that I had the spirit to be more giving. Julie must be such a blessing as you are to her. Thanks for sharing your beautiful story and participating in the hop.
blessings,
jana
janabailey.blogspot.com
janambailey@wtconnect.com