Driving home from doing a consultation today, I passed many aggressive drivers, seemingly mad/bonkers/angry or on something and passed two accidents, which inconvenienced many. I yried to catch up on news and half of it was fake and the rest was bad. And I thought to myself, is the entire world mad now? Madness is everywhere. Serious turmoil you can feel is all around us on every side. But I have a secret. I want to tell you because I believe you would want to know. This secret is where I have found that madness ceases and peace and joy and love reign supreme and are not even touched by the madness. You ready for my secret, my fortress of solitude? It is somewhere you can carry with you. It is Jesus. His name is sweet to say and powerful to use. It is like a powerful sword that is really made of solidified honey. Speaking to God in prayer with Jesus’ name is my secret spot. No one can ever take it away, no one even knows you go there unless you tell them and absolutely anything may be discussed there, the throne of God, my Heavenly Father. That is it. My secret is now your secret. Madness ceases in God’s presence for He outguns it. Anger melts away, mourning hearts are comforted. He is coming soon and I am ready and want everyone to be ready. ❤
Being happy with what you have is enormous. It is the proper perspective and a key to happiness, rooted in joy and peace. Without joy and peace, you will never be content and happy long term, regardless of you current and any future circumstances. And peace and joy only come from God for He is joy and peace. Only the Originator of the forces of joy and peace can bestow these to you. And God is that Originator. So, to have joy and peace, you have to humbly ask God for them (after you have accepted Jesus as your Savior), and He will happily give them to you. It is so simple. Then you have the keys to contentment in any circumstances (and eternal life in heaven so yay!!). And that is priceless. If you are already saved and contentment is a struggle, something in your life is not in line with God’s plan for you and/or you are thinking worldly and not Godly and you can re-adjust and get right and then humbly ask God for peace and joy. He loves giving us whatever we need when we ask Him. He is a good, good Father!! So there you go. Tools for life. Prayer. Who knew! 🙂
I am sitting by the pool, my kids swimming and having a great time. And there is this beautiful sunset to enjoy and fresh breeze. It always amazes me the clarity and beauty God provides in His nature. He does a really good job of both in the world He made. And no matter what dark noises go bump in the night drawing in around us, we need never fear any of that. You know this when you sit and pray in nature. You feel God’s provision and strength. There is no doubt who is incredibly powerful and quite capable of taking care of us and loves us to boot. There is no doubt. I wish you God’s peace tonight!
Many are the folks who are not happy. I am (with the exception of many months surrounding a very heavy loss of my daddy) a very happy person. It is one of the gifts God gave me knowing what my life would be life and understanding the necessity of it well. Thank you, God. I can laugh at and out anything. I don’t even need a reason! My vivid imagination (another related) gift can put a mustache on any obnoxious female or a bonnet on any punk male and I can amuse myself all day long. Get me in nature and that is all I need in the world. But it has always amazed me how miserable people choose to be and how many miserable people looking to be happy are drawn to me. I guess they want some of my happy. (It is all from God, by the way, that is the secret so ask Him and draw close to Him and you can have it too.) And now that my happy is coming back, I see the same thing. So it gives me an opportunity to tell them I have peace and joy (which looks like happy from the outside most of the time) from God. This is a good thing most of the time. Sometimes, it is misunderstood as interest in a person when I am just looking past them at something funny. I don’t pay heed to people’s flirtation because I am married so all that is done, but sometimes I have to clarify. But no one who knows me denies my ability to make things right and keep moving forward. And it is good to have and work on a happiness lifestyle because for every misinterpretation is an opportunity to witness about God’s fantastic peace and joy He provides us for the humble asking and drawing near Him. God is amazing and gives generously, especially when we ask for noble and good things. Better to be misunderstood by being out there and noticable for your happiness than miserable in misery surrounded by more miserable people you look just like. Smile, I say! Laugh. Lighten up. Show God’s peace and joy! Be the light!
We make them like we are the boss of the universe and know what is going on behind the scenes and what will happen along the way in every direction at once with every party involved. Making plans is always a long shot, the farther you go into the future. And even now, you never know when that one drunk or texting person will be driving at you. I always make plans with a grain of salt and say “Lord willing”. See,God does know everything, the face stuff, the beginning d the scenes, everyone’s history and involvement and current events, everything surrounding the area, everything. And of vital importance, along with all His knowledge and power is the fact that He loves us and wants what is best for us. And when we pray for Him to take care of us, He knows best what that looks like and has complete freedom to go with our plans or entirely screw them up to do something better. In fact, He might see we need some work on an area and arrange the plans to accommodate that lesson. So, in our immediate and limited (being not omniscient) minds, we might get upset that God didn’t give us what we wanted at the moment and cater to our demands and plans. But really He is doing much more for us than we can imagine for our very best out of His great love and knowledge. Once we (I) get that, peace follows.
Be thankful for every single thing. Say thank you to everyone for everything and mean it. Not sarcastically when so some is truly annoying and ignorant but with meaning and a smile. Why? Because everything is a gift from God. Goodthings and bad things are all gifts from God to reward or give you gifts because He loves us or to mold and shape and retrain us because He loves us. So as we say thank you with a smile, we acknowledge this about God for us and we increase our joy and peace and contentment. How very beautiful!
Do not want anything. Ask God for what you need only and then leave the rest up to Him. This humbles your heart, gives Him proper respect, releases you from worry and doubt, shows trusting Him. And who knows. He knows what you want already. He may reward your obedience down the line. 🙂