Blessed Is The Man (Part 3)
#Welcome to the Alpha Talk Power Call! This is a weekly call to connect, inspire and empower enlightened minds to pursue a life of greatness. I am your hostess Ashley Taliaferro Today's Topic is "Blessed Is The Man Part 3" Hashtag #humility. I present to you your speaker Hakim Taliaferro.
We will be doing a series based on the beatitudes, the famous Sermon on the mount in Matthew 5.
Part 3 #humility:
"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." Matthew 5:9
The world encourages us to bring attention to ourselves, but God wants to use us to bring attention to Him.
Three Supportive Statements:
- The way up, is down. If you want to be the greatest, serve the least.
- We need to understand the outcomes of taking a prideful route versus taking the humble route. What are the three biggest barriers to us truly entering into the kingdom of Heaven? Wisdom(focus on attaining knowledge), wealth(focus on material attainment), nobility(focused on maintaining influence).
- There is divine PROTECTION in humility.
Questions for Self Reflection:
1. What does it mean to inherit the earth?
2. How is being broken a blessing from God?
3. How are we made free by submitting to God's leadership?
Proverbs 22:4 | Matthew 23:11 | 1 Peter 5:5-6 | Matthew 5:9 | Psalm 37 | Psalm 131
- How do you tame a wild horse?
What does the world "secretly" think of the "meek" man? Read below:
The Calm Man:
Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.
A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought-evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought, and as he develops a right understanding, and sees more and more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect, he ceases to fuss and fume and worry and grieve, and remains poised, steadfast, serene.
The calm man, having learned how to govern himself, knows how to adapt himself to others; and they, in turn, reverence his spiritual strength, and feel that they can learn from him and rely upon him. The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Even the ordinary trader will find his business prosperity increase as he develops a greater self-control and equanimity, for people will always prefer to deal with a man whose demeanor is equable.
The strong, calm man is always loved and revered. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in a storm. “Who does not love a tranquil heart, a sweet-tempered, balanced life? It does not matter whether it rains or shines, or what changes come to those possessing these blessings, for they are always sweet, serene, and calm. That exquisite poise of character which we call serenity is the last lesson of culture; it is the flowering of life, the fruitage of the soul. It is precious as wisdom, more to be desired than gold—yea, than even fine gold. How insignificant mere money-seeking looks in comparison with a serene life—a life that dwells in the ocean of Truth, beneath the waves, beyond the reach of the tempests, in the Eternal Calm! (An excerpt from "As A Man Thinketh" by James Allen)