- Christmas morning waking up as a child to see what Santa had brought.
- Graduating from high school.
- Marrying the love of your life.
- Looking into the eyes of your baby for the first time.
These are just a few things I think about when I think about happy having deep roots. These all bring happy feelings to all who think about their experience with them.
Growing up most people remember me as the happy red headed girl who laughed a lot. And not just a normal laugh. I had a laugh everyone could remember. Maybe because it was unusual or maybe because it was just crazy and different or because it got on their nerves. I’m not sure but it was my laugh and people remember me for that.
I have always tried to be a happy person. I’ve always tried to see the good in everything. Even while I have been going through struggles in the last few years, I’ve always tried to stay happy or at least make people think I’m happy.
But there are days its really HARD! Acting happy and being happy are two totally different things. If I have to act happy, I’m not really happy. If I’my happy, I don’t have to act.
Today I started reading in a book I was given for Christmas, “The Year of living Happy” by Alli Worthington. Today was my first day and it was really good!! (Can’t wait to read more….)
My happy has deep roots.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 was the central verse of the topic. I have spent sometime this morning letting these verses soak my mind, soul, and heart. They have really made me look at things a little different. Here are the verses:
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
First of all, we must trust in the Lord. I’ll be the first to admit this can be very hard at times. We think we can handle it or have a better solution than He does. However, if we would just trust and wait on Him, the situation would turn out His way which is so much better than our way!
The second part is what really made me think. We are to be like a tree planted by water. Even when the heat and drought comes we know we have His Water that will never fail us or scorch us. This water isn’t like the water we can touch, it’s the Water God offers. The Water we must let saturate our lives daily. If we have this Water, we can be happy knowing anything that comes our way, we will survive. We have the Water of the Everlasting God. We have the Water that can put out any fire we may come in contact with.
In conclusion, being happy is knowing that your tree is planted by His Water and you will survive anything as long as we trust in Him. I’m going to make it a goal to rise every morning happy knowing I have His Water supplying me each day. It takes trust and confidence. It takes spending time with God. It takes reading His Word. It takes me doing something. But don’t we do something when we want to lose weight….
So why not do something that will make us happy as well as invest in our eternal life. Why not trust Him? Why not let His Water soak us?