Hmm, nice day, and I am quite thankful for the 40 degree temp. Oh how I longed for some sun on my face, so I stopped on the parking lot of a big shopping center, savoring the rays. No hat needed, no snow under my feet, woohoo! I knew I ought to get home and catch up with my activities, but I was remembering the great prayer time I had with friends earlier, and that yummy treat I had made with fresh lemon.
If these memories are all pleasant, why did I title this blog The Happy Challenge?
It was not my idea. As I wearily lugged a load of laundry upstairs that evening, I was assessing my day as low in accomplishments. Suddenly, that still small “voice” from the Lord, nudged my thoughts. “You are really happy. Write it!” My “happy” needed to challenge that bored, not good enough, message bearing down on me. Challenge the negative thoughts curling around my mind with a cheerful mind, and thank You God, on my lips. I rushed up the steps to write this all down.
“For you shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; happy, (blessed, fortunate, enviable) shall you be, and it shall be well with you.” Psalm 128:2 (Amp).
“He who has a glad heart has a continual feast, (regardless of circumstances). (Proverbs 15:15b).