Message for May 21: How to Have a Happy Heart

Blessings to you, family and friends of BBT.  I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day last Sunday and got to bless your moms. We had a good service.  Priscilla led us in a time of prayer and healing for people who had unresolved issues relating to their mothers.  Pastor David covered my favorite subject as he talked about love.  I thought the Sunday school time might bless someone if I posted it, but in keeping with our desire to maintain privacy regarding anything that someone might not want to share with the whole world, I held back.  If you were involved and don’t mind it being shared let me know and I will post the podcast

I bet Linda is rolling her eyes at my topic for this week.  I don’t think I’m an unhappy person, but happy has never been my word and probably isn’t the way others would describe me.  So you might say this message is for me too.  maybe we can learn together.

In the New American Standard Bible, Proverbs 15:15 says, “All the days of the afflicted are bad, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.”  Depending on how we read that, it might be kind of depressing, especially if we think of ourselves as afflicted.  But maybe how we think is the point.  Regardless of our circumstances, joy comes from the heart.  Your version might even seem to say something totally different.  We find that more frequently in Proverbs than other places.  There are reasons for that, but what’s really important is the basic truth behind the text.  That doesn’t change.  Let’s dig a little deeper here and see what we find.  I’ll be happy to see you on Sunday!


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