I have begun reading through the book of Matthew using SOAP....not what you use to clean your body, but a method of studying the Word. S--scripture; O-observation; A--application; P--prayer., journaling as I go. It is amazing that when I read passages how things hit me hard...really hard! This morning, I had one of those times.
As I was reading Matthew 5:1-12, I was reminded of how I fall short in every one one of these areas. I asked myself which one of these I struggle with the most. Guess what? It was all of them. I encourage you to study these verses, know what they really mean, and be obedient. I have a loooong way to go...but not what I can DO for God, but to reflect His glory in my life!