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We long for it: we work for it. But every time we think we have it, it's gone--like a bubble in child s eager grasp.
Happiness can be here today and gone tomorrow. So many of us are looking for happiness. When we pursue Christ happiness is then found along the way of our journey called life.
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Several terms redirect here. For other uses, see Happiness (disambiguation), Happy (disambiguation), and Jolly (disambiguation).
Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. A variety of biological, psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources. Various research groups, including positive psychology, endeavor to apply the scientific method to answer questions about what "happiness" is, and how it might be attained. It is of such fundamental importance to the human condition that "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" were deemed to be unalienable rights by the United States Declaration of Independence.
I have come to experience that when I am least happy is when I allow worry, doubt and fear to take preference over all my emotions. That steals my peace. Therefore my happiness.
Trust in God is freedom and liberty it is the opposite of worry, doubt and fear. Trust and faith allows us to be free from the circumstances that surround us. If I truly understood God's love I wouldn't be walking in fear and doubt. When I take my eyes off of my Savior I lose the hope that He really does care. The hope that He would take care of my family the hope that He would work it all out and make a way when there is no way.
Worry and fear is the opposite of faith it is doubt and distrust which steals our joy. When we have something to believe in that gives us strength knowing that we don't always have control but trusting that it will work out. Because there is a higher power out there that we can look to. Its not a crutch, it is a admission how we need someone who we can trust. Things that we ourself don't have control over.
Even if we make a mess of things there is still hope. Looking at the positive and ignoring the negative. That doesn't mean we don't take responsibility but if we surrender all our concerns. Doing our part, we our free and happy knowing that things will work out in the end.
1 Corinthians 13:7
LOVE 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
GOD has not given me the spirit
of fear; but of POWER, and of LOVE,
and of a SOUND MIND!
2 Timothy 1:7
The Quality Of Life Is Not Short Lived
Is more than our much--too--short two week vacation or even our " dream come true." Real Happiness is a quality of life, and that comes from God alone.
Happiness comes from healing with in. When you allow yourself to let go of all your past mistakes and failures. Living for the present time and having hope for the future.
Only Jesus Christ, the Son of God, can promise true happiness.
"I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly".
" Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest".
Christ's offer is no false hope of a life of ease, but His power to remove your burden of sin, His presence to share the joys and trials of each day.
Through Christ's death on the cross He offers.....
"In whom we have redemption through his blood. We are redeemed from sin. We were in bondage, but have been purchased.
Satan holds us under bondage until our sins are blotted out. The price paid is his blood"
By His ressurection He provides a new way
of living with God now and through out eternity..
John 5:11-12 "
11-And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12-He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life".
State Of Mind
Happiness is a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy.
Does my happiness depend on my wealth and all that I own? - Job 31:25
Give me happiness, O Lord, for my life depends on you. - Psalms 86:4
Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found. - Psalms 119:35
The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked are all in vain. - Proverbs 10:28
The godly can look forward to happiness, while the wicked can expect only wrath. - Proverbs 11:23
Joyce Meyer - Happiness
It is my opinion that Joyce Meyer is the most down to earth Christian woman speaker that I can mostly relate to. She is so straight with you she doesn't sugar coat anything and yet you can relate to her because she never tries to be something that she isn't she shows us her human-ness and yet her spiritual side also. She has been a great example to me.
Do you sincerely want to be happy?
Then set your mind and your heart upon God's love and His grace.
Happiness depends less upon our circumstances than upon our thoughts. When we turn our thoughts to God, to His gifts, and to His glorious creation, we experience the joy that God intends for His children. But, when we focus on the negative aspects of life, we suffer needlessly.
The fullness of life in Christ is available to all who seek it and claim it. Count yourself among that number. Seek first the salvation that is available through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and then claim the joy, the peace, and the spiritual abundance that the Shepherd offers His sheep.
True happiness consists only in the enjoyment of God. His favor is life, and His loving-kindness is better than life. ~Arthur W. Pink
Pleasure-seeking is a barren business; happiness is never found till we have the grace to stop looking for it and to give our attention to persons and matters external to ourselves. ~J. I. Packer
No matter how hard he searches, nothing beneath the skies and nothing above the skies can make any man happy apart from God. ~C. H. Spurgeon
God has charged Himself with full responsibility for our eternal happiness and stands ready to take over the management of our lives the moment we turn in faith to Him. ~A. W. Tozer
Dear Lord, I am thankful for all the blessings You have given me. Let me be a happy Christian, Father, as I share Your joy with friends, with family, and with the world. Amen
Happiness - by Joel Osteen
He is another example of a true man of God who lives to tell by the way he lives. Grant it many people put these leaders down saying that they are only in it for the money. But I say there must be something to it because they have prospered and touched many peoples life's by what they teach.