A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22
What do you do to obtain a merry heart? Do you smile, laugh, change your circumstances, or think about good things? Here are three things that work for me; what works for you?
- Check my gratitude level.
- I find that a merry heart and thoughts of thanksgiving mix well together.
- I can find ways to be thankful even when circumstances are not good.
- It is a conscious decision that I have control over to move my thoughts in the direction I want them to go.
- I listen to Christian music
- I play some Christian oldies like Chuck Girard’s “Sometimes Alleluia.”
- I listen to current worship music like Bethel and Maverick City
- I sing with the music, which is another conscious decision I control.
- In prayer, I recognize that God’s ways and thoughts are higher than mine.
- My spirit regains hope when I exercise faith to believe that God has a plan beyond my crisis.
- Prayer is good on all occasions.
- Prayer is an activity I can control which keeps me connected to listening to the Holy Spirit.
Notice all three activities were a choice I made to do something to move my heart to a place of happiness. Good friends can also help a broken spirit to be nurtured back to health.
That’s part of my list of activities to maintain a merry heart. I will add, also sharing Jimbob and Wally stories with you and my grandchildren makes me happy.
May God bless you this day with a merry heart. It’s the best-tasting medicine on the planet.
Blessings Love y’all