posted Jun 4, 2012, 11:00 AM by David Gerhart   [ updated Jun 4, 2012, 11:34 AM ]
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled." Mt. 5:6

"Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven."  Mt. 6:10

After one has processed within oneself the prior elements (Beatitudes) we are waiting vessels -- hungry and thirsty for the filling our God has predetermined for us.  He knew us from before time, and has plans for us.  
  • Poor in spirit -- reduced to nothingness, personally bankrupt
  • Mourning -- we regret our transgressions and the loss of God-given potentials
  • Meek -- pliable, ready to be formed, which He will do to fit his purpose.
If we are done with our selfish arrogance, sorry for our transgression, meek and maleable -- we are ready.  Ready to receive his will here on earth, because we know it is perfect in Heaven.

Jesus spoke his will, in his last words to the apostles... 

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses ... to the ends of the earth." 

Many will come to listen, few will hear and receive the Gospel, and fewer still will be prepared as the Beatitudes outline.   Because doing so is ... an unnatural act against our instinct, it's difficult to subjugate our will to another.  

"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." 2 Pt 3:9