Proverbs 15:13 “A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.”
Being happy is serious business. The entertainment business is huge, from sports facilities in every town, to large recreational parks across the country. We run ourselves to death trying to find what makes us happy. But, does that “happiness” last? Not for long.
Does it make you happy when you look at your spouse? What about when you look at your child? Does just looking at them foster such love that happiness overflows your heart? From the things I’ve read in recent years, this is not as much the case as it used to be, or should be. More and more people look at their pets with the adoration that should be aimed at their children/spouse.
What about Sundays? When you wake up on Sunday morning, are you happy at the thought of going to church? Do you have to force yourself out of bed, drag yourself through the church doors? Does the thought of God–make you filled with a happiness you can’t even contain? If not, ask yourself why not? Maybe your priorities are not focused where they should be.
Philippians 4:4 (NASB) The Bible says, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say rejoice!”
Psalm 68:3 “But the godly are happy; they rejoice before God and are overcome with joy.”