Yes, it is truly said we are poor in our Spiritual life.the poverty is because of lack of Spiritual gifts we deny in accepting from God.its true we can not earn or win anything from God Through our efforts, unless we try in finding the treasure of Spiritual gifts.
Michele Ulle said correctly that the pride ego and will of fulfilling our own Fleshly desires.these are the culprits stopping us to bear the fruits of Spiritual gifts for which God has promised to give us.
We think in our own self-judgment and we have our own self-justification.
We think we are right doing a good thing, we are regularly going to church, participating in Sacrament, we are good at heart, we give heavy donations to the church or other organizations.living a luxury life, but one can be spiritually poor regardless how money he possesses, he can be broken hearted but? neither are godly attributes.
Do these things reflecting anywhere that we are spiritual, Yes it is but according to the world.we think that the word of God is too heavy to carry, because we don’t want that word of will God spoil our worldly works , so we maintain a distance from God’s words.
In one mouth we give blessings and from second mouth we curse.
When we made a distance from God’s word his knowledge his wisdom and feel proud on worldly wisdom Worldly knowledge then God stopped pouring his spiritual gifts on us because we find our fleshly desires more beneficial than the word of God.
What Paul say about it in
“Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,”
Sometimes I am worried about my Family in which my brothers and sisters children because they are still possessed by worldly desires.
Even I before three months I was like a normal worldly person.in my earlier life I don’t want to carry God’s word and busy in Worldly enjoyment, Worldly Desires.
I was going to church and also reading the Bible.but somewhere in the deep of my heart there was a guilt
I was started praying to God show me the way and asking his
He Blessed my life and showed me those things which I have not expected.even not in my dreams
The joy and happiness and inner self
Here I would like to share
‘Men have a great deal of pleasure in human knowledge, in studies of natural things; but this is nothing to that joy which arises from
He sees our hearts he sees
then his work started blessing us and shaping our lives as per his will.
If we do not bring ourselves near to God and not repent or surrender to
If we started thinking “As long as we are “rich,” particularly in the area of pride or worldly desires, God can do nothing for us.its only when we show him our hunger or thirst of getting
When God sees that hunger and thirst he will bless us with his holy spirit on and will see that The gift of his essential nature will effective in us by the Holy Spirit.” and it will bear Spiritual fruits.
Do you Know that as per Scripture God’s chosen people are
If you read 1 Peter 2:9 “ But you have chosen generation priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people that you show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” Peculiar people means people for a special reservation.
That’s how he wants us.
The greatest Blessings comes when we surrender ourselves to him. according to Romans 3:24 “ and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
But here also Spiritual Poverty is a rich part of the growth process , the more broken we are the more God can grow us.
In Isiah 57:15
“For this is what the high and exalted One says—
he who lives forever, whose name is holy:
“I live in a high and holy place,
but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly
and to revive the heart of the contrite.one”.