There are many people complaining about the things that don’t work our as they had planed. However, spiritual matter can be solved by praying and people can get a full of contentment. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for there is the kingdom of heaven” This is what Jesus said in Mattew 5:3.
Those who are poor without heaven in their heart, if they pray on spiritual instinct, their heart can be full of wealth of the heaven. Since we, human being, are spiritual, we should focus on spiritual instinct and desire for holy thing. We must love God’s word and those who struggle to keep his word in their lives, are filled with healthy desire. Blind Bartimaeus in bible shouted out because he had no way to meet Jesus at that moment.
He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Mark 10:47). That shouting stopped Jesus’ walk. His cry was like a mournful prayer. Like this, desperate prayer moves God. Paryer is spiritual instinct coming out from people pant for spiritual thing. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted”(Matt 5:4).
Those who want to feel protected from God, who thirst for God on their unsolvable matter are those who mourn. God answers their prayer.We should feel the thirst in advance which we are going to face forever and pray to get over the thirst. God’s answer to the prayer is just like an oasis in the middle of desert. We must pray not for the nature desires but for the Spirit desires.
Pastor Seok-Jeon Yoon
Extracted from Yonsei Newspaper #431 (April 18, 2015)