This weekend I will be preaching a message titled “THE BLESSING OF BROKENNESS.” As we begin looking at the Beatitudes, we come across the first one - 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” First we will ask – what does it mean to be “poor in spirit?” Then we will ask – what does it mean by “the kingdom of heaven?” The passage teaches us the importance of brokenness in the Christian life. This goes quite contrary to our human nature. We want to be self-sufficient and strong but God wants us to trust Him and rely upon Him. When we begin to live by the spirit of brokenness, we demonstrate to the world what it means to enter the kingdom of heaven. Our brokenness not only blesses us but also blesses those around us.