Day 13: Poor in Spirit

Being “poor in spirit” means seeing our deep need to be helped by God in light of how much God wants to give us. This virtue starts with the awareness of our need to of salvation and continues through our spiritual life. Being “poor in spirit” is key in keeping our First Love.

Meditative Scriptures

  1. Mt. 5:1-12,18:1-6
  2. James 4
  3. Luke 18
  4. Rev. 3:14-22
  5. Psa. 56
  6. Psa. 42
  7. Rev 21-22
  8. Psa. 69


  1. Describe a time when you could not move forward in your own strength and you needed God to help you. How can you regularly apply what you learned in this experience?
  2. Explain the difference between being “poor in spirit” and self-sufficient. On a scale of 10 being the most “poor in spirit” where would you rate yourself? How can you grow?
  3. Explain how “poor in spirit,” “hungering for righteousness,” “fragrance of God,” and “First Love” all relate to each other. Compare your life to these spiritual realities.
  4. Explain how we can be fully content in God but always longing for more of Him. Give a real life example of what you just explained.

I Am Impact Devotional Series

Day 1: First Love Passion Statement (Read here)
Day 2: First Love (Read here)
Day 3: Dark But Lovely (Read here)
Day 4: Fragrance of Jesus (Read here)
Day 5: Draw Near and Run with God (Read here)
Day 6: The Father’s Loving Discipline (Read here)
Day 7: Being Faithful in Small Things (Read here)
Day 8: The Pleasure of Living Holy (Read here)
Day 9: Hungering for Righteousness (Read here)
Day 10: Wholehearted Love (Read here)
Day 11: Speak Life (Read here)
Day 12: Courageous Love (Read here)
Day 13: Poor in Spirit (Read here)
Day 14: Language of Intimacy (Read here)
Day 15: Loving Beyond Our Comfort (Read here)
Day 16: Lovers Not Workers for Jesus (Read here)
Day 17: The Father’s Loving Leadership (Read here)
Day 18: Staying in the Light (Read here)
Day 19: Comparison Versus Teamwork (Read here)
Day 20: Pressing in for the Fullness (Read here)
Day 21: Humility (Read here)
Day 22: Servant Leadership (Read here)
Day 23: Generously Sacrifice (Read here)
Day 24: Burning Ones (Read here)

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