A Happy Heart

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“A happy heart is good medicine and a joyful mind causes healing, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.”
‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭17:22‬ ‭AMP‬‬ http://bible.com/1588/pro.17.22.amp

My daughter watched Veggietales all the time while growing up. I’m reminded of one episode in particular as I read this verse this morning.

Madame Blueberry was a hoarder. She thought buying as much as she could would bring  her happiness. Full,  and frustrated, her tree house became so packed out that it started to fall over.

She just couldn’t understand why she wasn’t happy.

Along her journeys to the “stuff mart” she saw two different children with their families, who didn’t seem to have “much,” but we’re so Thankful for what they had.

They were happy. She wanted what they had…..

We all fall into this pit at one point or another. For me, it’s more often than I care to admit, but I’m reminded again this morning, that happiness doesn’t come from “stuff”.

It comes from acknowledging what you do have already and Thanking God for that.

“Because a Thankful Heart is a Happy heart. Be glad for what you have. That’s an easy place to start.”- Veggietales

I’m testifying to this today, as I’ve watched God, just recently,  take my attitude of gratitude for the smallest things, and change my heart about the “stuff” I longed for.

Remember, if we are faithful over the little, God will make us faithful over more.

If we are Thankful for the slightest changes, in our marriage, in our kids, in our families or finances, God has room to work.

He inhabits the Praises of His people, not the complaints.

God doesn’t despise our small beginnings and neither should we.

He started everything with a seed-

The seed of His Word.

And it’s still producing.

This scripture keeps popping up for me lately, and I encourage you to read this whole Chapter in Zechariah. It reminded me, that something isn’t nothing. You have to start somewhere, and when you do, God will see to it’s completion.

Thank Him right where you are, Trusting He’s taking you to where you need to be.

10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel withthose seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth. Zechariah 4:10

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