July 17: “The Smile of Salvation”

Romans 4:7-8 (NLT): “Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight. Yes, what joy for those whose record the LORD has cleared of sin.”

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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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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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February 27: “A Cure for Discouragement”

Sometimes, settling into discouragement is easy. But, the longer we stay there, the harder it is to get out. Psalm 43:5 gives us some instruction on how we can fight off the blues and welcome happiness.

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