Word 4U Today

THE SECRET OF LASTING HAPPINESS

THE SECRET OF LASTING HAPPINESS

Lasting happiness isn’t found in money or career success.

Does that mean these things are wrong?

No. When you put God first He will actually give you these things! (Matthew 6:33). But you must never let anything God gives you rob Him of first place in your life.

The Psalmist said: ‘Happy is the man who delights in doing His commands. His children shall be honored everywhere, for good men’s sons have a special heritage. He himself shall be wealthy, and his good deeds will never be forgotten. When darkness overtakes him, light will come bursting in. He is kind and merciful—and all goes well for the generous man who conducts his business fairly. Such a man will not be overthrown by evil circumstances.

God’s constant care of him will make a deep impression on all who see it. He does not fear bad news, nor live in dread of what may happen. For he is settled in his mind that Jehovah will take care of him. That is why he is not afraid, but can calmly face his foes. He gives generously to those in need. His deeds will never be forgotten. He shall have influence and honor” (Psalms 112:1-9 TLB).

Somebody said that the best things in life aren’t things. Happiness isn’t determined by what you own; it lies in relationships, and the first relationship you need is with God because every blessing in life flows from Him. In a world of urgency and confusion, God will give you values and priorities to live by. ‘Happy is the man who delights in doing His commands.’

‘…happy is the man who delights in doing His commands.’      Psalms 112:1 TLB


ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY

John 14:19-23; 15:7-11
Because I live, you also will live! In that day you will know that I am in my Father, & you in me, & I in you!

If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, & my Father will love him, & we will come to him & make our home with him!!!

If you abide in me, & my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, & it will be done for you.

By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit & prove to be my disciples. Abide in my love!

If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love!

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, & that your joy may be full!

God has promised you so much! this can be the greatest year of your life if you seek Him & abide in Him! he wants your joy to be full this year! He is faithful! Seek Him today! Never delay!

Bob Gass

May 18th, 2015

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