Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Simple Recipe for Happy Living


Who says humans don’t come with an instructional manual? There are plenty of answers in the Bible. Here’s a simple recipe for happy living:

1 cup Compassion
2 cups Kindness
3 cups Humility
4 cups Gentleness
1 heaping life full of Patience
Mix well, bear with one another and throw in a bowlful of Forgiveness
Top with Love

For dessert:
Peace and Gratitude in your heart. The message of Christ. Songs to God.

Where did I find this recipe?
In Colossians 3: 12 – 17
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.