Spirited and Successful

I want to be full of life and strength. I want to be successful and thriving in whatever season of life I am in. I want to be steady and beautiful, generous and kind.

That is what we all crave, right? 

There is a yearning inside of us for the best in life. It’s a good and reasonable longing. 

For if we are created by an incredible God who has put heaven and eternity in our hearts, then the desires of our souls that long for perfection are justified. 

How can we be that person though?

We find the answer is in our conclusion of Psalm 1. 

We have learned so far that Happiness is possible and available to us, ( the theory ) happiness is not a direct result of any outside conditions but a byproduct of our relationship with our creator and who we are ( not what we do). 

We saw yesterday that continual meditation in the Scriptures is crucial to lasting happiness (the practice) and today we see the result of what happens to us if we establish ourselves into that path.

You’re a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month, Never dropping a leaf, always in blossom.”

Psalm 1:3 MSG 

What a result my friend! We become like a tree, strong and stable ( not like chaff, easily blown by wind and tossed by the sea) 

We are constantly nourished and looked after, always bearing fruit and blossoming. 

We don’t change colour because of the shift in weather or become spiky and dry for lack of nutrients. We don’t lose our vividness with times and become lifeless. The passing of time makes us even better, for our souls get renewed day after day.

We are happy in being who we were made to be.  

(See Jeremiah 17:8, John 15:5-6, 2 Corinthians 4:16 )