The Recipe for Happiness
"...Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am... " -Philippians 4:10-14, MSG I have no idea what I could possibly add to this scripture other than an AMEN! As we get ready to add to our family and to move, I've been reflecting on the last almost 9 years I've spent in SA. I've gone through just about every season a person can while living here—I've messed up, I've done great things, I've accomplished goals, I've gained and lost friends, I've had little to nothing to having much at times...it's been a roller coaster. But all-in-all, I find myself victorious and have learned that I can truly make it through anything with my Lord.
The recipe for happiness is Him and only Him. Wherever you're at on the rollercoaster these days, rest in Him, hope in Him, trust in Him, and RECLAIM your happiness. It's been there all along. We are the only ones who can take it away from ourselves and we are the only ones who can give it back to ourselves. Being content in whatever situation you walk through, is a freedom and victory like nothing else!
And if anything else...this video will surely get you in the happy spirit ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM
Happy happy happy in Him, Erica