We all want to be happy, but sometimes trying to find happiness can be a struggle. Often times we search for it in all the wrong places or ways, when the answer is much simpler – Jesus Christ.
"Happy are the people whose God is the Lord" Psalm 144:15. The Bible guides us to happiness through God's Word!
Ever heard of the Beatitudes? “Blessed are the poor in spirit…Blessed are the...? “Yes”, those Beatitudes.
Did you know that the word “blessed” in those verses of the Beatitudes means “Happy?” Oh, not the world’s definition of “happy”, such as those based on emotions or circumstances, but those based upon a relationship with Christ. A deep abiding joy IN SPITE of emotions or circumstances.
To be clear, the ONLY true way to this deep abiding happiness can be found in the guidelines you see in the Beatitudes. The truth that must be understood is that those guidelines come as part of a relationship with Him.
They are not automatic.
They cannot be faked.
They cannot be willed.
They flow out of a relationship with the King as a citizen of His Kingdom. A real citizen. Not a false one.
Reach deep and examine your life. Do as the Apostle Paul says and “examine yourself to see whether you are ‘truly’ in the faith or not.”