Help Yourself To Happiness

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seeks happiness, it’s true,
But finding it and keeping it
seem difficult to do.
Difficult because we think
that happiness is found
Only in the places where
wealth and fame abound.
And so we go on searching
in palaces of pleasure
Seeking recognition
and monetary treasure,
Unaware that happiness
is just a state of mind
Within the reach of everyone
who takes time to be kind.
For in making others happy
we will be happy, too.
For the happiness you give away
returns to shine on you.

Helen Steiner Rice

 

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 12:34

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Lets Imagine

What do most of us expect from God?

Health, wealth, a happy and secure life?  The true love of a significant other?  OK, lets try for something even bigger and better than all of that: expect Him to use us in such a powerful way that we can’t even imagine or envision it right now.  That’s  pretty significant to trust God for the unimaginable.

Now, what great things do we plan to attempt for God?imagine

That might be easier.  Maybe we plan to share the Gospel with our friends or maybe a short-term mission trip.  We may even be called to full-time missions work, pastoral ministry, or prayer/intercession ministry just to name a few.  Whatever it is we’re planning, we must merge our goals with those expectations we have of God.

Remember, He has already promised that we can do greater works than our Savior Jesus did when He was on earth.

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to Father.” John 14:12 NASB

Don’t just expect great things from God.  Attempt great things for God!  May we all surrender and allow God to bring the unimaginable to pass in our lives.

Good and Best

My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:2-3

Jesus’ life is a life that has more riches than the wealthiest person could ever obtain or possess. It is a life that moves us upward, forward, and onward into everything that is good and best.

He made it possible for us to experience the life we were made to live. It is possible, not by us trying our best to live this life, but by allowing Him to live His life through us.