Thursday, October 16, 2008

To Be Envied

I hope you have enjoyed meditating on the Beatitudes with me. I feel strengthened as I reflect on these beautiful promises that came from the heart and lips of our Lord Jesus. He saw a multitude and so He took the time to speak on these things. 
It has been an eternal quest of the ages to seek happiness.......real happiness. These promises contain the keys to the spiritual grace of happiness. I believe the Lord wants us to be happy, joyful, complete, lacking in nothing and so He tells us exactly what it takes to achieve this much sought after state of being. 
I love the Amplified Version of these promises. I am going to continue to meditate on them........Selah! Pause and think on them, because I believe they are powerful! The promises that they declare are not only heavenly, eternal promises , but for now, this moment even as I type. They are for me and you to enjoy this side of the great expanse called time. Praise the Lord for His benefits. How great is our God to let us enjoy life now!
(If you are just joining me, please review the past devotions to get a proper balance on what I am saying here.)

When we know we are a blessed people, we will live as grateful people. Gratefulness breeds happiness.........Who can contain it?

So blessed are you who mourn............

who are meek..............

who hunger and thirst after God........

who are merciful.............

and pure in heart............

the peaceful.............

and the persecuted, falsely accused for righteousness sake.......

Blessed, happy, to be envied are you! Thus says the Lord!


~Cheri

2 comments:

Paula (SweetPea) said...

We are talking about Ms. Happiness in our online study. I invite you to read my post on it and any of the others you have time to read.

"when we are a blessed people, we will live as grateful people." I love that.
Blessings,
Paula

Joyful said...

Boy, I don't often think of 'envy' as ever being a good thing!

Thanks for reminding me that His promises are for now.

Love ya,
Joy