Checklist for Lasting Joy, Part 1
Are we doomed to settle for the fleeting happiness the world dishes out to us or that which we can wrest from it?
Jesus utters a resounding NO! A new and better way exists. And that new and better way is in Christ who invites us to partake of His power today as we yield to His loving rule.
Pastor Chuck Swindoll explains how Jesus’ iconic list of blessings, the Beatitudes, comes to us not as actions to do but as Spirit-driven attitudes to embrace and embody so we can experience lasting joy.
“Pull yourself up by your bootstraps!” “Take control of your life!” Our culture and our own nature tell us to grab life by the throat and rely only on ourselves. But when adversity, disappointment, and despair knock us down, we have to admit that we are not in control. Thankfully, God gives us good reasons to trust Him.