Posts Tagged ‘happy’

When we’re asked a question, we can often give elaborate answers which really tell the questioner nothing. So for the following questions I’m looking for single word answers only :

  1. Where is your spiritual home?
  2. Have you ever felt that your life could not get any worse?
  3. What is your biggest worry?
  4. Are you happy?
  5. Have you achieved your dreams?

Whatever your answers, did you answer honestly or did you give the answers you think you should be giving?

If you didn’t answer honestly, can I suggest you try again, but this time be honest with yourself, because if you are, you might get an insight into the ares of your life you need to change.

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Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

In the last while I’ve given you some ideas which will hopefully inspire you to implement them in your own life, and over the coming weeks I’ll share some others with you.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Keep a gratitude journal.

We all have things which make us happy, things that make us smile, and things we’re thankful for, so write them down, that way you can look back at them when you’re needing a lift, and they will once again bring a smile to your lips, or remind you of something you were grateful for.

So go on, write down the things that make you make you happy and that you’re thankful for, because they can help brighten one of your darker days.

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Everything we do should not be done for our own happiness or indeed our own glory, it should all be done to extend God’s kingdom.

It’s all about Jesus!

 

 

It’s all about You, Jesus
And all this is for You
For Your glory and your fame
It’s not about me
As if You should do things my way
You alone are God
And I surrender to your ways

Jesus, lover of my soul
All consuming fire is in Your gaze
Jesus, I want you to know
I will follow you all my days
For no one else in history is like you
And history itself belongs to you
Alpha and Omega, You have loved me
And I will share eternity with You

 

Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works so that no one can boast.

Have you been saved by God?

If not, what’s stopping you?

If so, I bet the day you got saved, was the happiest day of your life! When we get saved not only does it make us happy, it makes God happy because we are accepting God’s presence in our lives, and committing to live our life for Him.

But what makes God even happier?

When you get saved, God puts a smile on your face. When you grow up, you put a smile on God’s face.

i.e. When our faith and trust in God grows, so does what we can achieve for God, and that is what makes God smile.

They say it takes a minute
to find a special person
an hour to appreciate them
a day to love them
but then an entire life
to forget them.

 

Do you agree with those words?

How many people from your past who weren’t special to you, do you actually remember much about?

But then there’s the people who have a huge impact on your life, who influence you and make a huge impression on you, do you ever forget about them? I’m sure even if they are people who are long gone, they still come to your mind sometimes, and I’m sure you still love them for being that special to you.

Are there people in your life who are special to you? Have you told them how special they are to you?

Share your happiness, share you joy, tell those special people in your life just how much they mean to you.

I recently heard someone quote the following, and have since found myself thinking about it quite a lot…

If Christians spent as much time praying as grumbling, they would soon have nothing to grumble about.~ Unknown

What do you think?

Well the first thing I want to say is, yes, I know I moan about things just as much (if not more) than the next person. I could try and justify myself by saying that these last few years have been very tough ones for myself, my hubby and my Mum and Dad on the health front, but that would simply be me making excuses.

At the end of the day, what do I gain from moaning or grumbling? Not a lot other than a whole lot of negativity, which if you refer back to my blog post last Saturday (Negativity) you’ll find I spoke about how the negativity of those around us can bring us down – and that folks it not what I want to do today or any other day.

Imagine a world where instead of moaning or grumbling, we got down on our knees and prayed – Are you smiling now thinking of the folk who seem to moan constantly being on their knees all the time?! I am! Keep that smile going and keep those happy and positive thoughts going, it will make a difference to you and those around you.

Let’s all try and stop grumbling and moaning and try and have a positive impact on those around us instead of spreading our own negativity.

If My People Pray by Avalon
Now is the season for healing
Deeply we need to see, God’s mercy revealing
Where we have fallen from his ways
For we know he gives hope to the humble,
gives light in the darkness, and grace when we stumble
Let us, call on His name, together, knowing he will say
If my people pray
and reach for me with hearts, that are broken
I will not forget what I’ve spoken
Come and seek my grace
Heaven will rain, rivers of my grace, overflowing
Night and day my ears will be open…
If my people pray
Now is the day to awaken, to pray with conviction,
to the souls of the nation
(So) let us, call on His name
Whose faithful, promise still remain
If my people pray
and reach for me with hearts, that are broken
I will not forget what I’ve spoken (oo)
Come and seek my grace (seek ye and..)
Heaven will reign, rivers of my grace, overflowing
Night and day my ears will be open…
If my people pray
Let us not grow weary as we wait for the day
When the Light turns our night into morning
All we need is to call your name
As we lift our hearts to Heaven (yeah)
Knowing You will say…
If my people pray
and reach for me with hearts, that are broken
I will not forget what I’ve spoken (oo)
Come and seek my grace (seek ye and…)
Heaven will reign, rivers of my grace, overflowing
Night and day my ears will be open…
If my people pray(oo)
If my people pray
In Daniel 9:4 (NLT) Daniel prayed to God:
O Lord, you are a great and awesome God! You always fulfill your covenant and keep your promises of unfailing love to those who love you and obey your commands.
God has promised to love us forever, unconditionally. Say thank you to God for loving you by praying to Him.
God loves to hear His people pray, so go on, make God happy!

I came across this beautiful little poem about friendship which I want to share with you:

There’s a miracle called Friendship
That dwells within the heart,
And you don’t know how it happened
Or when it get its start.
But the happiness it brings you
Always gives a special lift.
And you realize that friendship
Is God’s precious gift.

Great friendships can be the source of great comfort in times of need, and great joy during your happiest times. Look after your friendship, they will grow into something very special if you nurture and care for them.

You Are Always There by the International Staff Songsters of the Salvation Army:

We’ve been thinking about influences the last few days (Looking or Not and Your Influence), but today I want to focus your thoughts on those who have influenced you.

Who have been or are your biggest influences?

For each person you’ve identified as an influence in your life, consider the following:

  • Do they know how much they have influenced you? (don’t assume anything!)
  • Are they a positive or negative influence?

Positive Influencers

Positive influencers can be many things. Here’s a few examples:

  • make you feel happy
  • help you grow spiritually
  • mentor you in a work capacity

If they’ve been a good influence on you:

  • Have you told them that?
  • Have you thanked them?

Go on, tell them the next time you’re speaking to them, it may well make their day!

Negative Influencers

Negative influencers can be many things. Here’s a few examples:

  • make you feel worthless/useless
  • encourage you to do/say things that you don’t agree with
  • continually mood or talk negatively

How long have you know they are a negative influence you? Or have I just focused your thoughts so you could identify them for the first time?

Take control of your live! Don’t let negative influences continue to influence you. I don’t mean you have to stop talking to the people you feel are negative influences on you – I just think it’s more about you taking control of your life, and deciding for yourself what and who influences you. I have people in my life who are bad influences on me, so I know I need to take my own advice and not let these people influence me in this way any longer.

The Change by Steven Curtis Chapman:

C’mon, together we can overcome our negative influencers and be more positive people!

Glorious Day

Posted: January 20, 2010 in religion
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Happy Day by Tim Hughes
The greatest day in history, Death is beaten
You have rescued me
Sing it out Jesus is alive
The empty cross, The empty grave
Life eternal You have won the day
Shout it out Jesus is alive
He’s alive

Oh happy day, happy day
You washed my sin away
Oh happy day, happy day
I’ll never be the same
Forever I am changed

When I stand, in that place
Free at last, meeting face to face
I am Yours Jesus You are mine
Endless joy, perfect peace
Earthly pain finally will cease
Celebrate Jesus is alive
He’s alive

Oh happy day, happy day
You washed my sin away
Oh happy day, happy day
I’ll never be the same OHH NO
Forever I am changed

Oh what a glorious day
What a glorious way
That You have saved me
Oh what a glorious day
What a glorious name

YEAHHH

Oh happy day, happy day
You washed my sin away
Oh happy day, happy day
I’ll never be the same
Forever I am changed

What a glorious glorious day,
I’ll never be the same


Jesus IS alive and living in MY life. Is He living in your life today?

Tell the world how wonderful Christ is. Help spread the good news that Christ IS alive!