Key to Happiness


Letting go of attachments leads to freedom.

(Listen to my song “Singing My Song” by clicking HERE)


Luke 6:20

And raising his eyes toward his disciples Jesus said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours.”


“Blessed” is sometimes translated as “happy.”

Can Jesus really mean “Happy are you who are poor”?

Are we not happier when we have wealth and all the stuff that goes with it?

Well…for a time we are. But think about the last time you really wanted some material thing…and then got it. Did the happiness you felt last…or did it fade until you started craving something else to satisfy your yearning?

The deep, inner yearning we all feel is actually a spiritual craving…not physical. It’s the groaning of our souls…our true selves…for wholeness and oneness with God.

Our Creator wants to satisfy our inner yearning by leading us to become our true selves. For this to happen…we must first stop seeking fulfillment from things that don’t last…like power, prestige and possessions.

Those things all have their place in this world…but the attachment to them is what we must avoid.

When we let go of attachments and, in a sense, become “poor”…we are then open to what God wants to give us.

When we are present…open to each momentletting go of the distractions…we are indeed poor in possessions…but rich in the Grace of God.


Listen to the song of the day “Singing My Song” by clicking HERE.

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Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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