The goal of my life isn’t just happiness, but you know what? Knowing the love of God, knowing God makes you so full of joy, no matter what. That’s why I titled this podcast, ‘a happy day in the life,’ because though I had ups and downs, moments when I got frustrated or sad, moments when I was REALLY optimistic or REALLY down, God is good, and to know His forgiveness and adoption daily is the most wondrous happy thing in the world.
I used to think that I was a ‘happy go-lucky girl’, but I don’t think I really knew what happiness was. My happiness really depended on whether or not the day was going well. I would be happy if I felt good, if I was relaxed, if my stomach didn’t hurt, if I didn’t have any ‘upsets’ to my plans, but I would go ‘ballistic’ if anything went out of whack.
That’s why it’s struck me more and more when the Bible says, ‘Give Thanks in Everything.’ Rejoice in the Lord always? What?!? ALways? Even when life is hard? Yep. Because God is the same. Jesus is the same. The Holy Spirit is constant in His comfort and assurance towards us, the children of God.
So . . . I have every reason to be happy. I have no reason to complain.
I’m not saying or trying to paint the picture that I never complain, but I do want to share that I am more joyful and content the more I realize that being happy doesn’t have to depend on my circumstances. It’s solely dependent on God, and He never changes.
Let’s get to that day in a life shall we? It includes:
And at the end of this I want to talk to you about what you do every day. I want to learn more about the people who listen to the podcast, your lives, the challenges you’re facing, possible prayer requests you might have, and any other happy things you want to share? 🙂
Linking up this fun podcast with Amanda for ‘Thinking out Loud’ Thursday!
What do you do for work?
What sets your soul on fire?
What are you passionate about; what is God teaching you about being happy?