Watering the Seeds of Unhappiness

Nigella_sativa_habat_sodaWe always have a choice

When we water the seeds of unhappiness, when we are impatient, ungrateful, always looking ahead.

In our rush to ” have it now”, we disregard the needs of others, take blessings for granted, and spend way to much time reliving in the past.

Most of us have experienced enough unpleasantness in our lives that even when we take the time to wait, to be grateful, our past convinces us that we are not worthy to be blessed right here, right now.

But what if we took a moment to slow down, to rest in the blessings and goodness in our lives, refuse to camp out in the neighborhood of the past?

Jesus said “I come that you might have life more and better than you can imagine”. Certainly in the life to come but also right here, right now.

Wherever you might be, whatever you might facing right now take a minute to:

Slow down

Be thankful

Be present

The new life He came to give has already begun. Don’t miss out on a single minute of it.

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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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