Saturday, May 30, 2009

I am again participating in Spiritual Sunday. Please go here to visit the various posts for Spiritual Sunday.

"The art of being happy lies in the power

of extracting happiness from common things."

Henry Ward Beecher

I saw this quote by Henry Ward Beecher recently and liked it. Henry lived from 1813-1887 and was a Congregationalist clergyman. When I looked him up I was not surprised to find this information our because this quote could certainly tie in with one of my favorite verses.

"Not that I speak in respect of want:

for I have learned in whatsoever state I am,

therewith to be content,

I know both how to be abased,

and I know how to abound:

every where and to all things

I am instructed

both to be full

and to be hungry,

both to abound

and to suffer need."

Philippians 4: 11-12

May we truly be content right where we are with our Lord & Savior, right at this moment in time, right where He has placed us for what He is calling us to do today.

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Mari said...

Good post Susan. I think we, as Americans are spoiled and have not learned to be content very well!

kc bob said...

One of my favorite passages Susan.. it is the heart of the next verse (4:13).

Joy said...

Enjoyed this. Thank you.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very nice. What Jesus did for us is cause for great rejoicing
because where we're heading is so glorious a place that we should be doing the happy dance every day till we get there! :-)



Skoots1moM said...

i need to review this scripture more often

Musings of A Minister said...

Good quote. Great Scripture. Good words. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Or in other words, "Bloom where you're planted"?


Charlotte said...

This is such good practical advice. This scripture has always been comforting to me.
Thanks for sharing with us.

Kathy said...

This passage helps us go with His flow, resting in His times and seasons for us. Thank you Susan!!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A good definition of being happy.

In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God! Hard to do sometimes, but it does work every time!

Good post.


Fitter After 50 said...

I like really like the quote and the implication of action by the word "extract". :)

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Thank-you for this post and the scriptures.
God Bless,