Greetings My Fellow Believers,
The passing of Queen Elizabeth II is but one of the sad global realities experienced over the past week. At the same time, 70 years of reign is something to celebrate.
Whatever makes us sad, there is always something we can be joyful about. “Being happy is the greatest form of success.” –Unknown. Happiness is a state of being. Joy is the high point, while sadness is but a low point, in the general state of being happy.
Take time to meditate on these Scriptures:
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13 NIV; "To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and happiness." Ecclesiastics 2:26 NIV; "These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full" John 15:11 NIV.
If you are caught in the state of unhappiness, here's a simple solution, be in love with God, and through His Spirit, you will lovingly obey Him. Then, you will experience lasting happiness despite the negatives this life offers. "Delight in the Lord." Psalm 37:4 NIV.
Take time to share your happiness. It will come right back to you. With positive emotions and words, make your Sabbath environment a happy one.
Meric Dale Walker