What is Happiness?

There are so many views and opinions on what happiness is in this world. Buying a house or a car or a even a new pair of shoes can bring someone happiness. Let’s face it though, today advertising and media promotes spending money to be happy. So money and material things definitely make people happy. I admit I love when I get something new. It is exciting and fresh and makes me really happiness but that happiness is only temporary. The reason being as time goes something new turns to something old and you have to buy it again. That happiness is only temporary and just brings us to want more and more and the media does not help us when we want more clothes entertainment or even cars. Granite some things we need to survive but some things  can wait as well. Luke 12:15  ESV And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Just what is the happiness that is permanent?  What truly makes us happy? What happiness pierces our souls? I think we all try to find that happiness throughout our lives but sometimes still find ourselves empty. What makes me happy inside and out is compassion towards people no matter if they want it or not, they still hear what you are saying. To sum up what makes me happy is unconditional love for people. whether its family or friends or even strangers you meet in public. To find this happiness we have to open up our souls and hearts to something greater then we can imagine not relying on earthly possessions. Luke 6:38 ESV Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” Our father the lord is the only one that can give us the happiness we need in our lives so we feel complete. He gives us the unconditional love that creates everlasting happiness. Having God in our personal and family life is the main ingredient for this amazing lasting happiness that we are given. John 16:24 ESV Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. With the Lord in our lives we can always ask him for help in our lives and he will give it to us. With God we always know we will be happy in our lives.

Dear God help me to be happy more in my life for what I have. please give me the strength and courage to follow you and realise your love for me.
In this world we live in, temptations to do the wrong thing are everywhere and difficult to get over. Help me to see your goodness and love which is more than everywhere, help me to cope with lifes hurts and trials. Help me to realize that earthly happiness won’t give me what I need in my life
Help me to have the strenght to be happy with you always, in this life and the next. In Jesus name Amen.

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