Seeking God and Finding Happiness
But happy are those . . . whose hope is in the LORD their God.
Psalm 146:5 NLT
Do you sincerely want to be a happy Christian? 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
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