Certified So: Redefining Happiness

But what about today?

Are happiness

And peace of mind

Or patience

Or the fruit of being kind


Even though

We plead with God

To grant these very things?

Or have you ever sighed

And wondered why

Your search

For spiritual rest

Seems so laborious?

If talking the talk

Is a walk in the park,

But walking the walk

Can wear you out,

Then perhaps it is time

To redefine

What Jesus meant

When He said,

"Come unto Me,

All you who labor

And are heavy laden,

And I will give you rest.

Take My yoke

Upon you,

And learn from Me,

For I am gentle

And lowly in heart:

And you will find rest

For your souls.

For My yoke is easy,

And My burden

Is light."Matthew 11:28-30


Some say

This is just a relative term,

And that serving Him

Is simply easier

Than having

A guilty conscience

Haunt us all the day.


Insist the yoke is tandem,

Like a bicycle

Built for two,

Easy to ride

As long as we let the Lord

Pump the peddles

On the hills.

And while