Why 'Bliss'?

When picking a name for my Etsy shop, I didn’t want just anything…I wanted something with meaning behind it. As I was brainstorming, I kept coming back to ‘bliss’. It had a nice ring to it, but it also had a great meaning.
Bliss means complete happiness. That’s something that most people are looking for. They are looking to anything and everything for happiness. Some people spend their whole lives searching for it, only to come up empty. No matter what they try, nothing brings them complete happiness. But there has to be something that brings bliss, right?
Well I’m here to tell you that there IS something, or rather, there is Someone!
Psalm 144:15 “…happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.”
Proverbs 16:20 “…and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.”
Bliss, or complete happiness, can be found in the Lord Jesus Christ! When we make Him God of our life and put our complete trust in Him, we find complete happiness — we find bliss!
How does one go about finding bliss?
- Recognize that you are a sinner.

Romans 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
James 2:10 “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” Remember the 10 commandments? This verse says that if you’ve only broken ONE of the commandments, you’re guilty of breaking all of them. Have you ever lied?

- Realize that because of your sin you deserve to go to Hell.

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death;…”
Revelation 20:15 “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

- Receive Jesus’ gift of salvation!

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sin according to the Scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures:
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” 
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Ephesians 2:8,9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
John 1:12 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Bliss can be found in having a personal relationship with Jesus! It’s not about being religious, but having a relationship. We can have that by simply acknowledging our sin and trusting completely in Jesus as the ONLY way to get to Heaven. We need to realize that there’s nothing we could ever do to pay the price for sin. No matter how good we are, or what church we go to, or if/when we got baptized…those things won’t get us to Heaven. Jesus knew that no matter how hard we tried, we could never earn our own way to Heaven. So, He took care of it for us! He came to earth and lived a perfect, sinless life and died on the cross for OUR sins! He then received victory over death and came back to life! He did this all because He loves us!
John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
What about you? Will you put your faith and trust in Jesus? Will you realize the wrong you’ve done and turn to Jesus? Decide today that you want to live for God! Decide to accept the gift of salvation! He’s already paid for it, and now He’s offering it to you. All you have to do is believe that Christ died for your sins, that salvation is only in Him, and receive Him as Lord of your life!
“Happiness Is The Lord”
By Ira Stanphill
Happiness is to know the Savior,
Living a life within His favor
Having a change in my behavior,
Happiness is the Lord
Happiness is a new creation,
Jesus and me in close relation
Having a part in His salvation,
Happiness is the Lord
Real joy is mine,
no matter if teardrops start
I’ve found the secret
It’s Jesus in my heart
Happiness is to be forgiven,
Living a life that’s worth the livin’
Taking a trip that leads to heaven,
Happiness is the Lord

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