The featured image was once just a round, brown nut. After falling from its life support (the tree), it bloomed and dried over time, making itself a work of art. I saw many of its counterparts in the tree prior to taking a picture of this magnificent site. There were also some nuts which had fallen and stayed closed. My eyes were only interested in this one unique beauty which had fallen, shape-shifted, and lured me in with its sheer elegance. Christians are like this flower; they break away from the world that they know so that they can recreate themselves into something that others want to see, listen to, and learn from. Just like many of you, I am trying to shape-shift and show the world God’s love, so please bear with me while I find ways to say things that will please him.
I was left “speechless” after veiwing this for the first time so I watched it again. Then, I read the Bible, and found further clarification that a change in our habits can make us happier! We all know that being happy is an inside job; it takes a conscious effort of thinking the right thoughts, doing and seeing the right things, learning things which build us, and feeling things that make us happy. We have to form habits (if we do not have them already) which produce a happy life for ourselves to live. We cannot base our present and future moments on what happened in the past. This only makes us forebode about what “might” come, and sometimes these events in our minds never come, so essentially we spend our days worrying about nonsense.
God wants us to live a happy life. He wants us to feel fulfilled and share his love with the world. He wants us to find ways to stay happy and make our futures great. I believe that there are many guides to happiness on this road that we call life; books, videos, uplifting posts, web searches, and so much more can help as long as we stay focused on the positives in our search. If we stay the course, we can find positive messages such as these, which help strengthen us to be better versions of ourselves!
The following verses show how God wants us to live; He wants us to live with peace, love, and happiness instead of fear, evil, and worry:
Jeremiah 29:11 King James Version (KJV)
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
John 14:27 KJV
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Matthew 6: 34 KJV
34 Take therefore no thought for the tomorrow: for the tomorrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
James 4:14 KJV
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
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