Poor in spirit Nov.4
Poor in spirit means to renounce yourself being totally in control. It does not mean to dishonor the self. I do not want to rule over a ruined self but a surrendered one. What happens when you renounce your self? You are left with an emptiness to be filled. The Holy Spirit can now make you aware of your God need, God dependence, and God origin. You can accept the Father’s grace and lean fully on him. Without the emptying of the self, you would still be filled with all the worldly clutter. That clutter pushes out the Holy Spirit, silencing his inner message. In modern terms, crucify your false self so your true self can be resurrected.
Prayer: Lord, I do pray you would help me be more other-centered.