Happiness is a mental and/or emotional state. Mental state determines how you handle life’s concerns. Emotions are thoughts, feelings, behavioural responses. Happiness is a positive emotion. Ruut Veenhoven, world authority on the scientific study of happiness, has defined his happiness as “overall appreciation of one’s life as-a-whole.
Happiness is a human desire and we all search for it. We think, if only I could find the perfect relationship, lose weight, get a better job, or make more money I would be happy. But the truth is none of these things will ever bring us true lasting joy and contentment.
Adam and Eve definitely experienced happiness and shalom in the Garden. They had no worries or concerns. Their quality of life was whole. They were happy together in the Garden, God gave them everything they needed: companionship, food, work, and fellowship with God as they walked with Him in the cool of the day.
Then appeared the deceitful scumbag the serpent, satan. he told Eve if you eat the fruit from the forbidden tree you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. She ate the apple along with Adam and that caused broken pieces in their quality of life. satan enticed Eve to be disobedience with his lies. This happens to us everyday. satan lies to us or brings difficulties into our life.
satan, the god of this world, 2 Cor 4:4, is a liar, father of lies, and he came to kill, steal, and destroy your life, but Jesus came to give you life more abundantly. Abundantly means: extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, especially, extraordinarily, extra, tremendously, immensely, vastly, hugely, singularly, significantly more. Wow! Big Deference!
Life more abundantly means Happiness, well-being, life satisfaction, pleasure, joy, etc, through our Lord Jesus Christ. The world’s happiness gives temporary pleasures. If you seek to fulfill God’s instructions and follow His word first, you will be happy. God’s Shalom. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart; Ps. 37:4.
Shalom is a beautiful word with powerful, complex, and ancient meanings. The word Shalom signifies a state of fullness, perfection; overflowing inner and outer joy and peaceful serenity.
Randy Alcorn has written an exceptional book that dispels the modern Christian misconceptions about happiness and provides indisputable biblical proof the God not only wants us to be happy but commands and empowers us to be happy in Him. Many Christian are missing shalom and often perceived as angry, judgemental, earthly duty driven.
In the most definitive work on the topic of happiness to date, Randy Alcorn shows us how you can draw closer to the source of joy, shalom, and eternal life, and experience God, in his infinite grace. This exceptional book will explain and encourage you to find the happiness you are seeking. You must be born-again to reap the benefits of Shalom. Shalom is Awesome Happiness!
The secret of a happy life with God is giving Him priority in the morning. Invite His presence in your secret place, thanking Him for letting you wake up so you can Glorify His name, talk to Him about decisions you have to make that day, and thank Him for all the Blessings He has giving you. Make God #1 Priority in your life!
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The more of Jesus you place into your heart the more darkness is pushed out.
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