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Over the past few years my blog has been visited by people from all over the world. Very few know me, or of me, they simply are looking information concerning the Bible and discover my blog. After many years of intense study and teaching, I've come to believe we are vulnerable to misguided and incorrect teaching if we don't understand for ourselves the teaching of God's Word. My 'hot buttons' are - grace, sovereignty, exhortations and sanctification. If you understand these basic principles of Scripture, and apply them to daily life, you will understand what it means to have peace, joy and absolute security in any circumstance.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

SIX IMPORTANT INGREDIENTS FOR A HAPPY LIFE

A neighbor sent me an e-mail several weeks ago that contains profound truth. The more I pondered these elements of truth, the more convinced I became that they are crucial to living a happy, contented life. What do you think? Often we need to place a word within a 'story' to be able to embrace it's significance. Profound can become very simple.

Once the villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of prayer all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella.

That's FAITH

When you throw a baby in the air, she (or he) laughs because she knows you will catch her.

That's TRUST

Every night we go to bed without any assurance of being alive the next morning, but still we set the alarm to wake up.

That's HOPE

We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future.

That's CONFIDENCE

We see the world suffering, but still we get married and have children.

That's LOVE

Written on an old man's shirt was this sentence..."I am not 80 years old, I am sweet 16 with 64 years experience."

That's ATTITUDE

Lord, we thank you that you are the one who supplies our faith, that we can place our trust in You, that our hope  is assured in Your promises, and there is no greater love than the love God bestows on His children. Because of all that is true, we can rejoice with an attitude of gratitude for the One who loves us, sustains us, and holds us in the palm of His hand. To Him be the glory!