"Lower your expectations of earth. This isn't heaven, so don't expect it to be."
~ Max Lucado ~
Being sweet for a short period is easy for some, remaining sweet and caring can only truly be done by being a child of God. It is then true happiness , joy and grace enter into our lives. I have found over the years that the people who are truly happy are the ones who have discovered the Love of the Lord, his grace , mercy and unconditional love. Through him a new person and way is born.
Slowly discovering that happiness and love are within and the key to the heart is not in having the perfect life, house etc. but in living the experience as a spiritual person of God. With this knowledge we are set free to live our lives without all the expectations that the newest gadget or material things will solve our happiness.
I have always loved reading Max Lucado's work and his way of honoring the Lord. He puts it so simply and yet it is very hard for us all as we tend to get hurt here on earth seeing suffering, meanness and sometimes don't understand how some can do the things they do. People who are"of this world" make choices that hurt or humiliate others and are very useful to Satan to hurt and destroy. In remembering the above quote we need to be in prayer for ourselves and those we love as we live each day. Our relationships and lives will be much richer and happier by living through our Lord and releasing the need for perfection. Only heaven is perfection.
Thank you Iris for hosting this week.
May you be blessed this week and always.
In his endless love,
Angel Mama ():)