Have you been merry lately?

Don’t worry, be merry! To be merry is to be full of grateful cheerfulness and radiating with heart-felt joy. Without a merry heart merriment is just an empty show.

Being merry is the rare but glorious condition of a heart that opens up to overflow with joyfulness. To be truly merry requires an open heart. A closed heart can only mimic merriment.

More than 2,000 years later Mary’s first born keeps me merry throughout the day! A merry Christmas is nice, but a merry heart is so much better! Merry is a seasonal word confined mostly to the Christmas holidays, but seldom do we carry it into the New Year.

Jesus makes me merry all year long! The more I surrender control of my life to Jesus the merrier I am. Sometimes I’m so joyous that I’m off the merry-meter! Realizing the great mercy that God has shown me by washing my guilt away keeps me gratefully merry!

Merry heart to all and may all behold Christ’s light!

“Ho. Ho. Ho!”
Being merry’s
Not about
What you know.
It’s about
How much you grow
In a relationship
With Jesus.

When I keep Jesus
In clear sight
He makes my days
Merry and bright.

Emmanuel means
“God with us.”
I think He would like it
If we would continually
Notice His presence
And interact with Him
With a merry heart.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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