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“You’re more than happy (blessed) when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.” ~~Jesus

February 3, 2013 Leave a comment

Am I starving for God? Do I have a good appetite for Him?

Is all I think of my next meal orHappy what I am going to wear today? Will any of these concerns really make me happy?

Jesus knows a lot about happiness. It isn’t about this world. It isn’t about our next meal.

It is all about God and His world. He is in absolute control. We need to be hungry for God. It will open up a world of happiness beyond anything we know now.

“You’re more than happy (blessed) when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.” ~~Jesus (Matthew 5:6 The Message)

“You’re more than happy (blessed) when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight.” ~~Jesus

February 2, 2013 2 comments

We live in a culture of competition. It’s a fact. It’s not pretty.

And, worse, we seem to thrive on it.

Jesus demands something different of us. If we want to be more than happy, we have to live a life of cooperation and show others to live the same way. He give us His Spirit to empower us to live this way in His new agreement with God.

“You’re more than happy (blessed) when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.” ~~Jesus (Matthew 5:9 The Message)

“You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.” ~~Jesus

December 30, 2012 2 comments

Jesus challenges us to be radical in our love for God. Do I want to be embraced by our Father? Is He the most dear thing in my life? How can I get to that place every day?Happy - 01

I will be more than happy (blessed) when I have lost everything that I think is important to me in this world for Jesus. Jesus doesn’t exclude anything on the list. Not family, possessions, not anything. That is our Messiah’s challenge to us. Give it up for Him. Seriously.

That is what He requires. That brings us true happiness. His happiness.

“You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.” ~~Jesus (Matthew 5:4 The Message)

If you understand what I’m telling you, act like it. ~~Jesus

December 8, 2012 1 comment

Where does discontent and depression come from? Is it possible we understand that God wants us to do something and yet have not acted on what He has said?Happy - 01

Happiness comes from doing what we know God wants us to do. We will be more than happy when we act on His desire and purpose for our lives. Peace comes from knowing in our heart what God wants us to do, understanding that in our mind, saying it with our lips and then doing it.

If you understand what I’m telling you, act like it—and live a blessed (more than happy) life. ~Jesus (John 13:17 The Message)

“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.” ~~Jesus

December 7, 2012 Leave a comment

When there is less of what we want and more of what God wants, that is a good thing. It isn’t about us. That is hard for us to wrap our brains around some days. We have lots of resources at our fingertips. Who needs God when you have a credit card?

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Getting to the end of our rope and seeing it isn’t about us makes us more than happy. We are blessed.

It is a pretty good rule of thumb that we need more of God. When we allow Him to rule we are more than happy. We are blessed.

“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.” ~~Jesus (Matthew 5:3 The Message)

“Fortunate the eyes that see what you’re seeing!” ~~Jesus

February 10, 2012 Leave a comment

We are so very fortunate and may not even realize it. Jesus is showing us a new way. How cool is that? Others wanted to see and hear what we have and never got the chance.

Let us thank Jesus for what He shows us and tells us.

“Fortunate the eyes that see what you’re seeing! There are plenty of prophets and kings who would have given their right arm to see what you are seeing but never got so much as a glimpse, to hear what you are hearing but never got so much as a whisper.”

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“Count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or speak lies about you to discredit me.” ~~Jesus

January 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Are people putting me down because of my following Jesus? Do I make others uncomfortable with my passion of our Lord? Uncomfortable questions in a culture that values “not rocking the boat”.

Oh well. I am more than happy (blessed) when it happens.

“Count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable.” ~~Jesus 

A Poem: Take me home

February 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Take me home.
Take me into your presence.
It is so sweet.
You are so good.
I am so blessed.

Yes, take me home dear Father.
Sweep me into your love.
It is so good.
You are so good.
I am SO very blessed.

I don’t want to be away from you dear Father.
I want to do what I see you doing.
I want to say what you are saying.
Give me your gift.
Give me your power.
Let me see how to get it done.

So … take me home.
Let me be with you.
Let it be now!!

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