When I focus on the living Jesus, happiness fills my peripheral vision. The persistent pursuit of the living Jesus is the discovery of unspeakable joy and peace beyond understanding.
Jesus didn’t give His disciples the keys to a church building, but the keys to the kingdom of God. For an amazing inner life, filled with the fruit of the Spirit, read the Bible daily with an open heart.
To pursue the kingdom of God, I have to dismantle my kingdom. “He (Jesus) must increase; I must decrease.”
Jesus and the early Christians taught “deny yourself” and “humble yourself.” They never taught “find yourself.”
Feelings and desires often lead people into self-destructive pursuits. Wisdom and rationality are much better guides.
You already are yourself. There’s no need to “find yourself.” Happiness comes from forgetting self and pursuing a worthy cause. The best way to create happiness is to get your focus off of yourself. If you haven’t been able to drag yourself into happiness, try forgetting about yourself and let happiness sneak up on you.
Calling a patch of weeds a garden won’t produce a harvest. Reality matters. The disinformation highway distorts reality and makes truth a casualty. Changing what you call something doesn’t change what it is.
Just because you want something, doesn’t make it right. Just because you feel something, doesn’t make it true.
Any agenda humans set for a church service is irrelevant. God’s agenda (kingdom) is what matters!