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The Believer's Happiness

 4.3.11



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.

Anywhere,
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)


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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!


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If I am happy it is because of God! God, in His sovereign grace, has called me out of darkness into His Admirable light. He has opened my eyes and has shown me the way to Eternal Life. He has set my feet on a journey, and now I am walking Daily on My Way to Heaven. I did not find Jesus, He found me. I did not seek Him, yet He called me. I did not love Him, yet He loved me. I deserved death and He gave me Life. This is the place where I keep a journal of my life under His sun and by His grace!
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"It becomes us to spend this life only as a journey toward heaven... to which we should subordinate all other concerns of life. Why should we labor for or set our hearts on anything else, but that which is our proper end and true happiness?"

Jonathan Edwards

"I am still pondering God's greatness in His creation. I have so many questions that I would like to ask the Lord about the universe, creation, the fall of man... But when I'm in heaven, I wonder if I will even remember them. At that time, being in the presence of God will be enough. I'm thankful that I can look forward to that day."

-Persis

“Heaven is not here, it’s There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for.”

- Elisabeth Elliot, Keep a Quiet Heart



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