Oh, that I knew where I might find HIM!" Job 23:3
The believer's happiness consists very much in the presence of God, and a sense of His love. His happiness is not in place, or circumstances, or friends but in God Himself as revealed in Jesus.
at any time,
in any condition,
alone or in any company,
we can be happy--if we realize that God is present, and can enter into communion with Him.
Real religion always . . .
centers in God,
feasts on God, and
is satisfied with God alone.
The teachings of the Holy Spirit brings us away from other sources of peace and satisfaction--to God alone. And in God, as made known in Jesus--we find . . .
all we want
all we wish,
all we can enjoy!
"You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand!" Psalm 16:11. Oh, blessed thought! Having been brought to set our hearts on God, to find our happiness in God--soon, very soon, we shall enjoy His perfect, perpetual presence; and shall never more sigh, or cry, "Oh, that I knew where I might find HIM!"
"And so we will be with the Lord forever!" 1 Thessalonians 4:17
James Smith (1860) (I encourage you to read the full article)
This is the kind of happiness I pursue, one that is rooted in Christ alone, the kind that only happens when you live in the Sacred, fully aware that all you do is because of Him and for Him; the kind that is found in God's presence alone.
May you have a happy weekend, dear friend!