Monday, January 16, 2012

a quote.

"A lot of people thought by coming here, after i have seen lots of things that people have here and i don't have in my home land HAITI i was going to hate Haiti or be regretful that i was born there. But i want you all to know that being here in the states makes me love my country more than ever. Cause we have nothing and we are the most happiest people in the world and here people have everything they want and they are most of the time the most miserable people on hearth. Why is that? It's just because my joy comes from the Lord and not from stupid material things and most american people's joy is based on money and other stupid stuff. I am so proud more than ever that i am HAITIAN and yes of course i will go back to HAITI"- michael arris (a friend of mine from Haiti)

after reading this all i could say was "wow, this is so true..and so sad."
im so thankful to able to read this quote and truly believe that material things in life are only temporary. im learning how to understand what it means to store up our treasures. treasures as in relationships and investing in others, making yourself available, saying Yes to whatever the Lord has for you, opening your heart to opportunity, and allowing yourself to be loved.

we must live a life of joy that only comes from the LORD and not only have or do things that make us happy.

The Lord has done great things for us! We are glad! Psalm 126:3

Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always).
1 Thessalonians 5: 16

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.Psalm 16: 11

Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.
Romans 5: 3

Therefore with joy will you draw water from the wells of salvation. Isaiah 12: 3

[The Lord God says] And the redeemed of the Lord shall return and come with singing to Zion; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Isaiah 51: 11

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Psalm 37: 4

Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you [uncompromisingly] righteous [you who are upright and in right standing with Him]; shout for joy, all you upright in heart! Psalm 32: 11

I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing. John 15: 11

...For this day is holy to our Lord. And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.Nehemiah 8: 10

This is the day which the Lord has brought about; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118: 24

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so. im simple. its not about me, all the time i find that when i get in the way of what the Lord is trying to do...things get messed up. i try to love on others. i have great friends that i am very proud of and my family is the iron that sharpens me.