More Than Just Being Happy

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. (Matthew 5:9)
What comes to mind when you think of being blessed? Is it a peaceful existence? Perhaps it is financial gain.
Whatever comes to mind, you might be surprised to learn that being blessed is more than just being happy. 
It is experiencing hope and joy despite your circumstances.
So many times in the Bible, we are given promises that contradict the world’s standards. By earthly terms, we typically think of being blessed as having something, someone, or some measure.
But the Bible tells us it is having joy in Christ and following His ways—despite our circumstances.
As we seek God’s ways, our hearts and minds are transformed to be more like Him and less like the world. Today ask God to direct your heart to Him.
Therein lies true peace of mind!
When I read this devotion one word came to mind, hallelujah! I pray you are filled with hope and joy today. Seek Him and you will find Him every single time.
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!