HAPPILY EVER AFTER

03273ddc140fa4e38892b46ba3282636 Happily_ever_after_by_jucylucyinspired happily-ever-after-wood-print il_570xN.207216313 il_570xN.453547725_r07x il_fullxfull-3154680141WeddingSignHappilyEverAfterWho wants a happily every after???? If you asked me, as a child I would have raised my hand. I would have said, “I DO I DO!!!!!” I think WE ALL do, deep down inside. ๐Ÿ™‚ When this topic came to me, I was somewhat excited, but yet trepidacious. ย Always passionate, about sharing what He gives me. But, battling 100% confidence that it will be received well. So, back to Happy Ever After. ๐Ÿ™‚ Is that not what the world teaches us? That we deserve it, that WE should make it happen, or something like that. Has anyone ever said, “Happily EVER After belongs to Jesus?” Cause it absolutely DOES.

I remember Sarah would say to me, “I just want a HAPPY family.” I would think to myself, “THAT is ALL I have ever wanted. At that time, I felt like, it would NEVER happen. In fact, though that should be our aim, through the LOVE of Christ, do we believe it? Do we REALLY believe that it is POSSIBLE through HIS LOVE? I know it has been a REAL challenge for me to accept it. How bout you? Have you noticed how tough being FAMILY can be? But, YET it can be SO very rewarding too. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have to say I dreaded marriage. I have mentioned before how my husband and I got put together. It was an arranged marriage. NOT exactly MY idea of a perfect fit. AT least NOT then.

I had this ridiculous thought that I deserved to have someone SAVE me. Well, it was silly from one stand point. But, from another, in God’s eyes, and mind, it so makes sense. Jesus saves us, NOT because we deserve it, from a place of striving. BUT, simply because HE LOVES US. He took on HELL long ago, and takes on HELL every day for us. He was not just killed and resurrected one time. Overtime WE die to self, and surrender more to HIM, HE LIVES. More of HEAVEN begins to THRIVE in us, as we say YES to JESUS and NO, to the enemy.

 

https://bible.org/article/myth-happily-ever-after

This is a link I found with more insights about the myths, and lies.

 

While writing this, I was just OVERWHELMED with Heaven. The LORD Jesus LOVES us so much. HE is our prince charming. ONLY HIM. Not our natural spouse here on earth. Not saying that HE cannot use our spouse. He absolutely can and WILL. But, HE deserves HIS TITLE as PRINCE OF PEACE. He is our HEAVENLY KING. Our GREATEST GIFT! WE simply must remember THAT fact, because WE can never stray too far from our FIRST LOVE.

In my marriage, in the beginning, I looked to my husband as a rescuer. It was always, ” I do not know what I would DO or BE without him.” It was similar with Sarah, and our other children. But, the TRUTH is, ONLY JESUS deserves THAT honor. Forgive us Lord. Myself included, for anytime WE have ever unknowingly or knowingly placed something, or someone, on the throne of our hearts in place of you. YOU deserve the honor JESUS.

This world will tell you that you own your own truth. It will tell you that YOU deserve to be happy. It will tell you that if you wait too long, it will be too late. THIS world is full of lies. It is run by the master manipulator. The ONLY thing the enemy is good at, is LYING. So, it should be a red flag, when you see someone operating in that place. Jesus commands us, as disciples to TEST the spirits. The most important places to do so, are around you, your spouse, kids, animals, friends, and family. Why is this? Because, if you do NOT, you could fall into a trap set by the enemy.

TO have a HAPPY LIFE requires FULL surrender to God. The GOD who created us, LOVES us and LIVES to bless us. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is done by FAITH in HIS finished work and tasks. Not by our own, through HIS. We must have complete confidence in GOD that HE can use even us when HE needs to. That for HIS GLORY to shine, He is not limited by anything, but our disagreement. He wants full TRUST for HIS plans to come to pass. FULL ACCESS, not just a feeling. BUT a FAITH MUSCLE being worked every single day. WE will be refined by HIS GREAT LOVE.

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/addisonroad/whatdoiknowofholy.html

“What Do I Know Of Holy”

By: Addison Road

I made You promises a thousand times
I tried to hear from Heaven
But I talked the whole time
I think I made You too small
I never feared You at all No
If You touched my face would I know You?
Looked into my eyes could I behold You?[CHORUS]
So What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
So What do I know? What do I know of Holy?I guess I thought that I had figured You out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How You were mighty to save
Those were only empty words on a page
Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be
The slightest hint of You brought me down to my knees[CHORUS]
So What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
So What do I know? What do I know of Holy?[CHORUS 2]
What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of wounds that will heal my shame?
And a God who gave life it’s name?
What do I know of Holy?
Of the One who the angels praise?
All creation knows Your name
On earth and heaven above
What do I know of this love?[CHORUS]
So What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of Holy?
THIS song came on today, while being used to write this. It is a GREAT reminder, that there is so much MORE to learn. ALWAYS. JESUS is the best teacher ever. There is NO better school, than the school of HEAVEN. ๐Ÿ™‚

3 Bible Verses aboutHappily Ever After

Hebrews 11:1-40ย ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. …

John 14:15ย ESV / 2 helpful votes

โ€œIf you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Psalm 139:1-24ย ESV / 2 helpful votesย 

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Oย Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, Oย Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. …

http://www.openbible.info/topics/happily_ever_after

 

Who is giving YOU your happily ever after? Is it JESUS? Because, A REAL HAPPILY EVER AFTER cannot and will NOT exist without CHRIST. Is your happily every after tied to others? Because, God will place us together for reasons, seasons and lifetimes. But, OUR LIFELINE is JESUS. NOTHING else, can or will ever fulfill us. A little butterfly that took her flight HOME, was used to teach me that.

It begins and ENDS with JESUS. He is the KEY to ALL of HEAVEN. Not from a place of religion, as the world see it. Simply from a place of Honor. There is a LOT happening in the world right now. Persecution appears to be increasing like fire. But GOD. HIS LOVE is like HOT LAVA, and it will conquer. You want your HAPPILY EVER AFTER? Then, come to JESUS. He holds it in HIS HANDS.

In His Grace and Favor,

E and Fam

Comments (2)

  1. thebensonbunch8@gmail.com

    Hi Ellie,

    Nice post. I love your expressions of faith. ๐Ÿ™‚ Can I ask where you got these images? I am looking for some like this.

    Reply
    1. Ellie Sharpe (Post author)

      Hi there ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad it blessed you. I usually just google a topic, and images come up. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply

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