Who do you know that lives a “blessed” life? What makes their life blessed?
How has God blessed you? Are you pleased with the life God has given you? Why or why not?
Is it more important to be pleased by God or to please Him with your life? Why? Which option is the true “blessed” life?
Read Matthew 5:3-5.
Create a short definition for the following three types of people:
- the poor in spirit
- those who mourn
- the meek
Which of these three are you most like? Which are you most unlike?
In your past, when have you been most like these types of people? What was happening in your life at that time?
What current obstacles in your life keep you from being poor in spirit? from spiritual mourning? from being meek?
How long have these obstacles been a part of your life? What do you think you need to do in order to remove them?
Who can help you work towards removing these obstacles? How can they help?
What next steps will you take to become more blessed in the eyes of God?