What’s your initial reaction to me telling you “GOD” IS HAPPY!? Do you immediately think of all that is not full of His happiness on earth? God does have an immense amount of compassion for all the injustice in the world…Just ask Him yourself, for you will be invited to experience His compassion for a broken world. He is also the very essence of happiness. He is JOY! JOY UNSPEAKABLE! Oh, if our expressions could just begin to capture this bliss! Christ on the cross is the source of this joy!
A stumbling block to the spiritual expert and the wisdom of men and women. It was there God himself took the old creation, that was depressed, boring, religious, dead, and ignorant of the Happy reality of Christ and crucified it. The spiritual experts expect a more triumphant visitation from heaven. The logical and rational mind is dumbfounded because it’s beyond the realm of explanation. Daddy, Our Creator gave us the human, meek, fierce, beautiful, divine, and happy person of Jesus to source all of our joy! This is to be experienced, tasted, felt, seen, and heard!
So lover’s of the crucified Christ let’s take a deep drink from the ancient Hebrew and Christian oracles together (read out-LOUD),
“You prepared a table before me over against those that afflict me; you anointed my head with oil, and your cup was supremely intoxicating.” Psalm 23:5
“They will be intoxicated with the fatness of your house, and you will give them drink from the wadi of your delights, because with you is life’s fountain; in your light we shall see light.” Psalm 36:8-9
“You visited the earth and intoxicated it; you multiplied enriching it; the river of God was filled with water; you prepared its nourishment, because so is your preparation. Intoxicate its furrows!” Psalm 65:9-10
The Emphasized Bible
The HAPPY Gospel: “According to the glad-message of the glory of the happy God, with which entrusted am, I.” 1 Timothy 1:11
New International Version
“I am like a drunken man, like a man overcome by wine, because of the LORD and his holy words.” Jeremiah 23:9
“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” Psalm 16:11
New Living Translation
“I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!” John 15:11
Weymouth New Testament
“These things I have spoken to you in order that I may have joy in you, and that your joy may become perfect. John 15:11
So before we sit down to create, lets take some time to smile, laugh and skip with our Creator. Yes there are hard and terrible things occurring in this earth, all the more reason to look our God face to face, and let his brillant smile become yours!
Next Blog, creating from a place of pleasure and playfulness!