July 12: “Increasing Our Happiness in the Lord”

1 Chronicles 13:8 (NLT): “David and all Israel were celebrating before God with all their might, singing songs and playing all kinds of musical instruments—lyres, harps, tambourines, cymbals, and trumpets.”

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July 3: “The Pursuit of Happiness”

Psalm 1:1-2 (NLT): “Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.”

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June 29: “Making the Lord Happy”

Psalm 147:10-11 (NLT): “He takes no pleasure in the strength of a horse or in human might. No, the LORD’s delight is in those who fear him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love.”

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June 1: “God is Happy”

Proverbs 16:15 (NLT): “When the king smiles, there is life; his favor refreshes like a spring rain.”

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May 9: “Some Reflections on Prayer”

1 Samuel 7:9 (NLT): “So Samuel took a young lamb and offered it to the Lord as a whole burnt offering. He pleaded with the Lord to help Israel, and the Lord answered him.”

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May 3: “The Joy of Being Kind”

Proverbs 14:20-21 (NLT): “The poor are despised even by their neighbors, while the rich have many ‘friends.’ It is a sin to belittle one’s neighbor; blessed are those who help the poor.”

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April 15: “The Source of Our Happiness”

Far too many Christians see “Christianity” as merely a religion with rules to follow. Instead, we should see it as an invitation to enjoy our God who has given us instructions that will bless us if we follow them.

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March 24: “How to Be Happy When Others Slander You”

Words are powerful and they are often used to harm others. When that happens to you, live in such a way that the only real thing they can slander is your walk with Jesus. Then, you can be happy as you look to eternity.

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March 20: “Thirsty for God”

Over and over in Scripture, we read that God made us to be happy in Him. Why do so many settle for so little when incredible joy is offered to us?

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