1. supreme happiness; utter joy or contentment
2. (Theology) the joy of heaven
3. heaven; paradise
Synonyms: joy, happiness, delight.
(From http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bliss and https://www.google.com/search?q=Bliss+definition&oq=bliss+definition&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j0l5.4998j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=91&ie=UTF-8)
"Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.
blessed is the one who trusts in you."
I used to think of bliss as a distraction from the important things, but really, bliss is that place one step away from experiencing heaven.
Bliss happens when you delight yourself in the Lord.
I read the passage above this morning in my quiet time, and this part stuck out to me: "no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless...blessed is the one who trusts in you."
God really does love His children. He doesn't spoil them, but He surely likes bless them...just because.
For example, yesterday, while I was walking my dog around in my backyard, I saw that my favorite tree had almost lost all of its leaves. Looking down, I saw a multitude of beautifully colored leaves and collected a few:
Aren't they lovely?
They remind me of how beautiful God is and that while the world is constantly changing, there are still things that never change like beauty, love, truth, and goodness.
My point is: delight yourself in the Lord.
God gives blessings everyday, but it's hard to always recognize them. That's why it's so important to be on the lookout for the things that will catch your eye. They just might be presents from God telling you that He loves you and thinks you're amazing. :)
"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." --Psalm 37:4