Thursday, March 31, 2016

Happiness Does Not Depend On External Things

I discovered this quote today. And the LORD really spoke to my heart through it. I pray that it is a blessing to you as well. :)

"The truth is, that happiness does not depend on external things, but upon the principles and dispositions of the mind, and therefore, that happiness is as accessible to us in our present state as in any imaginable one.


Cultivate, therefore, happiness within. Seek it not in superior station, but in a contented mind.


 Endeavor to reduce your wishes rather than to enlarge your means.Guard against a roving mind. Make the most of present enjoyment and of actual possession, in distinction from the future and the imaginary.


Enter that school in which the apostle studied and was able to say, "I know both how to be abased and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
 

 Confide in the providence of your Heavenly Father, as concerned in fixing the bounds of your habitation.Trust Him, as engaged to make all things work together for your good.


Leave him to choose your inheritance for you, and then in the end, you will be able to acknowledge, "The lines are fallen to me in pleasant places. Yea, I have a goodly heritage."


 You will do well also to remember that this is not your rest; that you are only strangers and pilgrims upon earth and that, in a very little time, it will be a matter of indifference to you whether you have been poor or rich, splendid or obscure.


Seek after a well-grounded hope of heaven.
 
 
 This will reconcile you to any privations you may be called to bear upon earth, and should you even walk in the midst of trouble, this will revive you and you will be enabled to say, "I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed;
 

for our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory."~Rev. William Jay, Lectures on Female Scripture Characters, 14–16

Have a wonderfully blessed day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
Angel
 

6 comments:

  1. I just want to say: GORGEOUS pictures and home!

    Christina
    www.ourwoodhome.com

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    1. Awww... Thank-you Cristina! Praying you are having a wonderful week! :D

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  2. I LOVE and NEEDED this, Angel!! Thank you for sharing! I don't know *what is wrong with me* (lol) but I have been the total opposite of this for the last week or so. Ick, ick, ick!! Poor Dalton! ;)

    But I have a God Who graciously sends me these words of encouragement and advice and I will listen because He is good and His ways are better.

    Love and blessings to you!

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  3. Your photos are lovely, and amen to our happiness not depending on external things.

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  4. Your photos are lovely, and amen to our happiness not depending on external things.

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  5. Dear Angel...this really spoke to my heart today and blessed me...ah, so very true! And I loved the pictures you shared!

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Well hello there! Thanks for stopping by! I LOVE to hear from you all out there. Just please remember to keep everything kind and Christ-like. In the words of that wise papa rabbit, "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all". :)