Saturday, February 22, 2014

Submission, Love and Happiness

(Well, happiness might be a drink sometimes;)

Submission is the letting go
Of things held, not in hands but hearts
Without it we will never know
The perfect peace that God imparts

Love; manifold, grand mystery
Perplexing pauper, prince and priest
We cannot its true fullness see
Until we make ourselves the least

Happiness is not a drink
Or fate’s elusive destiny
Happiness is found, I think
In living's moment-melody

Laughter, under-rated bliss
Ah, how can we enjoy it more?
Submission, love and happiness
It seems, are at its very core

© Janet Martin

After putting this book down for a while because suddenly I was reading a few other books, I have returned to it, reading it slowly so I don’t miss a thing…

“You either see beauty or you do not”, said Peter in a sermon.
“If you do not, no amount of argument can make you see it”

Peter's life is an example of submission and the fruits thereof.

Want a good laugh today? Today's YDP will surely at the least stir a chuckle!

Submission is not outward conforming, but inward transforming

My Grandmother reminded me more than once that until we fully submit our will to God we can never be fully happy!

 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.
 Micah 6:8


  1. We can never be happy anywhere...He knows 'zactly where we need to be for that to happen.

    I've sometimes wondered if He turns on the happy because we obeyed, or if the happy comes because we're in the right place finally (which he knew all along...)

  2. I definitely believe happiness comes through obedience and so often too when we just forget about ourselves, huh?

  3. p.s. I got the Inscribe post just says it was written 8 hrs. ago! not sure why that happens so I'll keep watching to see if/when yours comes up.


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