Pastor Wrinkles: And They Lived Happily Ever After

“And they lived happily ever after.” Think about this line for a few minutes. Are you living happily ever after? If not, what will it take for you to get there?

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I read this prompt from the Daily Post

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/daily-prompt-happy-ending/   and I just couldn’t pass it up as a meditation for the day:

Happily ever after is the born- again Christian’s  birth right.  It is not that troubles do not befall us. It is that our eyes are not on the troubles. Our eyes are fixed on the joy set before us…the happily ever after that Christ has promised us. The promise produces hope and hope produces joy in the midst of _____________. You fill in the blank with your current woe because hope tied to Christ is big enough to swallow any sorrow.

Take these words from the Bible with you as encouragement today.

I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry,whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Phil 4: 11-13 NIV

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3

7 thoughts on “Pastor Wrinkles: And They Lived Happily Ever After

  1. No blood-bought, adopted child of the living God should ever feel “UNDER the circumstances” because God is always ABOVE the cirsumstances.

    J Sidlow Baxter quote: God doesn’t want to change your circumstances: He wants to change YOU.

    My hope is built on nothing less
    Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.

    On Christ, the solid Rock I stand:
    All other ground is sinking sand.
    (Edward Mote)

  2. Pingback: NaPoWriMo – Day 21 – “Wicked Business” by David Ellis | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

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