Happy Times

What do you do during your happy times? You know, those times when things are going good, and you just feel happy. Go on, admit there are such times. However, remember this simple truth: You can’t be happy all the time. You may be under the mistaken impression everybody is happy but you. Unc-uh. 

What do you do when something makes you happy? 

Mark Twain (and a number of others) is credited with this suggestion.

“Dance like nobody is watching; love like you’ve never been hurt. Sing like nobody’s listening; live like it’s heaven on earth.”

“Work like you don’t need the money.”

Baseball great Satchel Page is credited with adding the latter.

Regularly, our lives are filled with all sorts of emotions including sadness, anger, emptiness, stress, anxiety, or even depression. Ever wonder how to put more focus on joy rather than letting those other emotions take over. Putting your trust in God is the first step. It opens us up to a life full of joy.

Jesus isn’t interested in making people happy. Instead He focuses on joy. These two words are often used interchangeably, but they aren’t the same. … 

We are happy because something made us happy, but  we are joyful because of something within us. 

There are those moments when happiness comes — enjoy them. They don’t last. When a happy time passes, don’t look for artificial or material things for happiness, they will always fall short. To find full and lasting happiness, look to the God that created you. Oftentimes the things we use to satisfy us are only temporary fixes.

Instead, the Bible focuses on joy. To have a richer fuller life work on that enter core. Make it control central where Jesus is in control.

In the development of that core consider these Bible verses. Don’t just read them. Read them one at the time and ask yourself how you are going to apply it. 

“Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!” (Psalm 144:15)

“Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.” (Romans 14:22)

“Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding;” (Proverbs 3:13)

“He who heeds the word wisely will find good, And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.” (Proverbs 16:20)

“Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. (Job 5:17)

Proper response can make you happy to the core. Thus you will be prepared for a HAPPY NEW YEAR.