Happy

Blessed: Makarios (grk.)-supremely blessed; by extension fortunate, well off :- blessed, happy

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All of us would agree that there are some very bad things going on in our world. But if we are not careful we can be so focused on the bad we miss the good that is also all around us. We  forget to celebrate the things that bring joy to our life. We forget to be happy.

“Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be”. William Adams

I believe this is true. I don’t believe God intended for us to live our lives depressed, discouraged, defeated. Certainly there will be times when we all go through hard times, trials and suffering. But I believe we can make up our mind to be happy, blessed, even in the midst of all those things.

In Ecclesiastes 3 we read “for everything there is a season”. Yes there is a time to weep and a time to mourn, but there is also a time to laugh and a time to dance,  a time to be happy!

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Take time today to thank God, and celebrate all the good things He has done. Cultivate an attitude of happiness through good and bad. And remember the best is yet to come!

What does it look like to be happy in every season? Check out Matthew 5 in The Message.

The video below “Happy” by Pharrell Williams comes highly recommended by my little grandson. Every time he hears this song he gets the biggest smile on his face and begins to dance around. I am pretty sure it will do the same for you!

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“Now at last they were beginning chapter One of the great story no one on earth has read: which goes on forever”. I love this line at the end of the Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. Everyone has a story to tell and ultimately we are all part of a greater story that someday will be revealed in full. “ For now, we can only see a dim and blurry picture of things”. ( 1 Corinthians 13:12). My story is not remarkable, although the events I have had the privilege in my life to witness have been. I grew up in the south “the land of cotton” and the old times there were definitely not forgotten. I remember where I was and what I was doing when JFK and Martin Luther King were murdered in Dallas and in Memphis. I remember the Civil Rights movement, a time of great unrest and change. I remember the dawning of the “Age of Aquarius” in the late 1960’s. It was also the dawning of my love for playing music, a love that has stayed with me throughout my life. If my life were chapters in a book one would tell of my precious bride of 20+ years who endured so much and stood beside me through the good and the bad. One would describe the blessings of being a father and a grandfather. One would tell about how despite being “the wretch” the song sings about God was able to change me, and use me to make a difference in others lives, make me a servant in His church, and surround me with friends all because of His goodness. All part of a story that has had many twists and turns. I think of the words Jimmy Buffet wrote in one of my favorite songs "As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man I have chalked up many a mile Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks And I learned much from both of their styles" And so it is true for me. But in all of my travels and all I have read and experienced nothing compares to where I am headed. The place where my story here ends and the story that goes on forever begins! "" I am confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on until completion until the day He returns". Philippians 1:6 My hope is that as we all run our race that in some small way my words will encourage and speak to you, as your story is being written. And draw you ever closer to the One who loves you. Further up and further in!
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6 Responses to Happy

  1. Reblogged on setyourpathsstraight. Thanks again. Me feet are dancin’! Happy Weekend!

  2. Reblogged this on set your paths straight and commented:

    I awoke to this blog on Christian Blessings today. I have delayed my own submission to include this one instead. A great way to walk up this morn. Be sure to read and listen!

    MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE UNTO THE LORD ALL YE LANDS. SERVE THE LORD WITH GLADNESS AND COME BEFORE HIS PRESENCE WITH SINGING… And for God’s sake…and yours…. Remember to BE Happy! Amen and Amen. 😄😄😄

  3. ptl2010 says:

    Psalm 118:1 ESV : Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

    Isaiah 49:13 ESV : Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted.

    Psalm 16:11 ESV : You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

    Psalm 139:14 ESV: I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

    Lamentations 3:22 ESV : The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;

    Proverbs 3:13 ESV : Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,

    I am happy – Praise The Lord who is worthy of all praise.

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