The lowest point of my life happened when I became convinced I was not my son’s father. I had allowed a lie to penetrate my heart and bring me into a living hell. A friend, who saw my depression, took me to visit his pastor and the lowest point of my life soon changed to the highest. In this state of depression, I cried out to the living God and He immediately came into my life giving me hope, love, and joy.
I mention this because of the mindset I had to be in to accept Christ and allow Him to change my life. It is described in Matthew 5.
(3) Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
(4) Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
(5) Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
(6) Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
To be in a place as described above, is to have a teachable spirit, and to be willing to let Christ have His way in your life.
Poor in spirit = you know you don’t have the answers and are willing to allow His input.
Mourn = to have sorrow for where you are, your state of mind and being.
Meek = no longer willing to strike out and hurt others.
Hunger and Thirst after righteousness = longing to posses God’s understanding and to know the things of God.
This is the place some of us come to when we cry out to God and ask forgiveness. This is the place I found when I had a conversion experience December 1, 1979. This is the place God would have all to be, to continue on into deeper truth.
When we resist truth, we manifest pride and an unchanging heart. We can no longer receive the truth of His spirit. We are not being saved.