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God wants you to be blessed

But He is not as concerned about your happiness.
This is the Urban Legend I am dealing with this Sunday....
Here is a snippet....

The Christian urban legend we are going to deal with this morning is that God wants you to be happy, and this is personal for me because our Church slogan is enjoy the good life. But enjoyment is quite different to happiness.

Happiness is a fleeting moment, joy is something that can be enjoyed despite the circumstances we find ourselves in. Paul writes in Philippians chapter 4, rejoice, again I say rejoice, all the time. Happiness is a fleeting feeling based on an experience or set of circumstances. Happiness comes about when you win lotto, or you are eating a nice slice of pizza, that’s fleeting pleasure which your body pays for at a latter stage, right….joy, enjoyment is something quite different.

1 comments:

  Mork

3:10 pm

I do enjoy those "fully alive" moments - I can count 2.

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