DO NOT fret because of evildoers Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity For they shall soon be cut down like the grass And wither as green herb Trust in the LORD, and do good Dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness Delight yourself also in the LORD And He shall give you the desires of your heart PSALM 37:1-4
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour
Happy that you stopped by, and I hope you had a lovely weekend.
Happy you walked into the vault with me today, for we are the salt of the earth and imagine no taste in your food.
Well I like a little bit of salt, too much of it you don’t want it anymore, too little you never taste anything.
We need to be the right amount, and that can only happen when we carry the lamp with us.
Life is a paradox and in all things we let it shine to glorify God or be miserable in our own small box.
Happy and blessed
What does it mean to be happy?
Yesterday I was with the youth team and went trampoline. We all had so much fun. Playing around and falling into the sponges. Playing dodgeball and just laughing our heads off.
We are all children of God and get carried away with the troubles of the world. Trouble will always come. It is inevitable!
Sometimes we have some plans in our head but the Lord has something different. He guides our footsteps He watches our every move He is a God not to be put in my little handbag He is not a genie to make a wish with He is GOD, the Almighty, the ALL Powerful He likes to get us away from those imaginary boxes we like to make for ourselves Well sometimes I love to and sometimes I don’t You can always see the wisdom in His madness
Back to the tampoline: The different yet fun way to relax and be a child for ones.
It was so great to see all them having so much fun and jumping up and down.
Just looking at each of them running around with joy in there heart and no care in the world just living that moment
We are called to be children at heart
Be intentional about everything No one gets hurts on a roller coaster unless they jump off or mechanical failure
Sometimes a smile from us brings life into a stranger.
What does it mean to be Happy?
Definitions of Happy according to cambridge dictionary
Happiness is that feeling that comes over you when you know life is good and you can’t help but smile. It’s the opposite of sadness. Happiness is a sense of well-being, joy, or contentment.
Happy is an adjective that emphasizes a pleasant ending or something that happens at just the right moment:
synonyms for happy:
What is another word happy?
- Joyful – the joy of the Lord is your strength
No one ever complained about feeling too much happiness.
Does being happy mean you lie when you are not?
I would certainly hope not.
What will be the point?
God’s happiness means outside our boxes
The boxes of self: Self indulgences
Jesus shows us what it means to be Happy and Blessed
Happy, to be envied with spiritual prosperous
With life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favour and salvation, regardless of the outward conditions
See Matthew 5: 1 - 12: The Beatitudes in the Kingdom of God (paraphrase) Happy … The poor in Spirit … the kingdom is theirs The ones who mourn… they will be comforted The meek… they will inherit the earth Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness… they will be filled The merciful… they shall obtain mercy The pure in heart… they shall see God The peacemakers… they shall be called sons of God Those who are persecuted for righteousness sake… theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven And it ends with: When they revile and persecute you, and say all sort of evil against you falsely for MY sake Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, why? Great is your reward in Heaven... We should never forget we are in charge of our reactions We always have a choice to how we respond to the circumstances the world throws at us. For His sake, not because I am in a mood and have an attitude over little things That does not count
I do love Peter in the Bible, Jesus walks on water
All the disciples saw Jesus walking and Peter choose to step out of the boat
Not all will say I got to walk on water
Well I love that because for that minute or two Peter was happy to walk on water
Then he looked around and notice the water
His focus changed from Jesus to the water
His happiness was gone and he was drowning
But before he sank deep
The Lord was with him
So happiness is focusing on Jesus Walking on water and yes the world will throw shades at me The world will come with it storms My eyes will move My eyes will look around My eyes will close and rest But my heart will focus on the Lord Because I know he owns my future Because I know He will never let me drown Because I know He walks with me And in my theme to glorify the Lord as I look into the Book of Revelation: Oh what a happy and glorious day When the Lord will come back for His brides Oh happy I am that my Teacher is the Lord For the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge Oh Happy I am that my God created the Heavens For it is His throne as He watches over His children Oh Happy I am that the Lord walks in the garden For He prunes all to His standard Oh Happy I am that our Father is Holy For in His Son we are made perfect Today, if you hear the voice of the Lord Do not harden your heart, but be Happy that He speaks to all Our Savior is the priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek
Thank you again for stopping by it means a lot to me. Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂 We cannot control what happens around us, but we can control our responses. Be bless and know that the Lord loves you ©Hannah M Vandi. And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 'However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. ' Acts 20:24 NIV