What state are we meant to be?
To be happy. No matter the circumstances. No matter the facts. No matter the evidence you see.
But shouldn’t we try to change unfavorable circumstances? Help beautify ugly facts? And want to witness genuine good being done?
Yes. Good desires, are all three. And, still, happy is the state you should be.
But are there not times we cry, we grieve, we fight? Times for righteous anger? Times, if you will, to flip the tables of hypocrisy?
Yes. Seasons such as these, yes, they do come and go. Happy is the state you should be.
But surely then, being happy too is also a phase, one that must come and go?
That I hope not. For happy is hope. And hope is always. Always happy. Knowing that somehow, someway, it’s all gonna be ok. That’s the state of hope. And happy is such a state. A state that is meant to be. A state to move into. And to stay. Not just for visits. A permanent lease. A place within. A home. From within which all seasons are observed. A duck blind. From which all God’s creation is closely, and quietly, and calmly glorified.
A place of patience. And of great expectation.
A place of simplicity. And of bare bones.
A place of abundance. And of hearty bread and good wine.
A place set apart.
A place setting for two, or perhaps for three or four…
A place for more. And a place of much less.
Surely, then, you speak of a different type of “happy”—a different type of “happy” than that known to the world? You simply speak of a place I do not know!
I speak. And what I speak comes to be. I speak Joy. I speak Peace. I speak Love. I speak Mercy. I speak Grace. I speak Kingdom. I speak now. Put out your arm. Look at your hand. Is that distance far? Shorten it still by placing your palm upon your heart. Now say, “Thy kingdom come.” I say it’s that close. I say the kingdom is at hand. I say it resides within. I say it is not of this world.
You are not of this world.
You are of ME.
And I AM.
And I say happy.
Live in the place I meant for you to be.
A place for all seasons, of all times, beyond all phases.
Happy is a state meant to be.