Sunday, November 15, 2015

Cultivate the Spirit of Happiness

Would others say you are a "happy" person? {Ask your husband and see what he would say!} Christians should be the happiest people around! Every single one of our sins has been forgiven by the precious blood of Jesus. The God of the universe promises us that He will never leave nor forsake us. He even tells us He is building a mansion for us to live in for all eternity with all of those who love Him.  

Delight thyself also in the LORD; 
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Psalm 37:4

Do you delight yourself in the Lord? Do you love getting to know Him better by meditating upon His words and promises to us? Do you ever sing praise songs and hymns to Him with tears streaming down your face? Do you glory in the fact that He calls you His child?

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
Philippians 4:4

The first thing you should say to yourself when you wake up; 
"This is the day that the Lord has made! I will rejoice and be glad in it!"

One man wrote this about his mother: "She made a decision a number of years ago to be happy, and let it show every day, all day. And for the most part, she's brilliant at it. Any time you talk with her on the phone or walk into her house, her overflowing joy is the first thing that you'll see and hear." This woman attracts others to Jesus by the way she has decided to live her life.

People need Jesus. He is the only One that can fill the emptiness in their soul. Many people  know nothing about Him. Jesus commanded us to go out and make disciples, not converts. The best way to do this is to build relationships with others. No matter how godless our society becomes, no matter how far our country drifts from godly principles, no matter how many young people stray from the truth, the gospel message is still the most compelling, life-changing story in the universe...The most effective way to relay the Good News of Jesus is to live it. To be the message, not just preach it. {Jim Stump}

Would others say you preach Jesus with the way that you live your life? Have you cultivated a spirit of happiness drawing others to Him because of your joy? Life is too short to make anyone else's life miserable. Use the short time you have on this earth to bring joy and happiness to others. It's amazing how a simple warm smile can brighten someone's day and maybe open a door for you to share how much Jesus loves them.

As Mother Teresa said, "Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness. Kindness in your face. Kindness in your eyes. Kindness in your smile."