Today, I look where I was, to where I am now, and thank You that I am blessed. It is because I am blessed that I can choose to be happy. Life has thrown so much at me but I still persist in my attempt to live my life in a way that is pleasing to You, even more so. If I remain focused on You, Yeshua HaMashiach, I need not fear. All that is on this earth is for Your Kingdom and I, being a part of it, should be happy that I live within the realms that You have provided. I am in the world but not of the world. Your Word says that at the right time my storehouse will be opened and I will be sent Your richest blessings. Everything I touch will be blessed. You will send down the latter rain at the right time; ideas will spring forth; dreams will become projects; projects will reap souls for the Kingdom and tangible assets; I will neither hunger nor lack any good thing, whether it be food, clothing or resources: I will begin to thrive with an overflow.
To be blessed is to be holy, consecrated and set apart, what choice do I have but to be both blessed and happy.
How blessed and favored by God are those whose way is blameless (those with personal integrity, the upright, the guileless), Who walk in the law (and who are guided by the precepts and revealed will) of the Lord.Psalm 119:1 (AMP)
My eyes anticipate the night watches and I awake before the call of the watchman, That I may meditate on Your word.Psalm 119:148 (AMP)
Blessed (happy and sheltered by God’s favour) is everyone who fears the Lord (and worships Him with obedience), who walks in His ways and lives according to His commandments.Psalm 128:1 (AMP)
So I have seen that there is nothing better than that a man should be happy in his own works and activities, for that is his portion (share). For who will bring him (back) to see what will happen after he is gone?Ecclesiastes 3:22 (AMP)
The people of Israel will come to the top of Zion, and they will shout with joy. Their faces will shine with happiness about the good things the Lord gives them. He will give them grain, new wine, olive oil, young sheep and cattle. They will be like a garden that has plenty of water. And the people of Israel will not be troubled anymore.Jeremiah 31:12 (ERV)
“The master answered, ‘You did right. You are a good servant who can be trusted. You did well with a small amount of money. So I will let you care for much greater things. Come and share my happiness with me.’Matthew 25:23 (ERV)
“For God so (greatly) loved and dearly prized the world, that He (even) gave His (One and) only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him (as Saviour) shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge and condemn the world (that is, to initiate the final judgment of the world), but that the world might be saved through Him.John 3:16-17 (AMP)
12 While I was with them, I kept them safe by the power of your name—the name you gave me. I protected them. And only one of them was lost—the one who was sure to be lost. This was to show the truth of what the Scriptures said would happen. 13 “I am coming to you now. But I pray these things while I am still in the world. I say all this so that these followers can have the true happiness that I have. I want them to be completely happy. 14 I have given them your teaching. And the world has hated them, because they don’t belong to the world, just as I don’t belong to the world.John 17:12-14 (ERV)
To You who is able to keep me from falling and to present me before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to You who is the only God, my Saviour, be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Yeshua The Anointed One, my Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. Jude 1:24-25