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Live in Happiness

You know that giddy feeling you get as a kid on Christmas morning? The kind you get when you see that Santa came, there's presents under the tree, the lights are on, there's snow outside. I'm sure we've all had this joyous feeling, where we are giddy and filled with excitement. I know I experienced the same kind of excitement, even more so the night I got engaged to the love of my life. You're so overwhelmingly happy and excited that you can barely even speak your excitement, and want to show it by jumping up and down and even screaming your excitement to the world.

We've all had excitement like this, and it is good to have it, to be happy. God gives us blessings of happiness because he loves us. Sometimes though, we neglect to realize that it is indeed God giving us these blessings of happiness. My question to pose today is: do you show this same giddiness, this same happiness in your faith? Do you wake up every morning and remember to thank God for this precious gift of life he's given you, and at the end of the day thank God for all the good and bad blessings you were given. The fact is, life is the greatest gift you will ever be given, and you should be overwhelmingly giddy and happy to experience it and offer yourself completely to the one who gave you this blessing: God.

In today's Psalm, we read:" Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in. Who is the King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle! Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory!" (Psalm 24:7-10). We are encouraged as people of God, people of faith, to lift up our heads to God, for God is our true Lord and leads us through every battle to every triumph. God is 'the King of glory", and as we are His people, we should openly praise and glorify the great things our God has done and given us in life. We need to be giddy to live each and every single day in the goodness and happiness of the life God has given us through Jesus.

Today's prayer comes from 'living prayers': Prayer for Happiness:

Father, Please help me to rest in your happiness, To allow a smile to linger on my lips, To dwell within a wonderful memory, To walk back through sunlit places. Please help me to awake with hope, To engage with life in all its variety, To take in the beauty of others joys, To touch the souls of those I meet with thankfulness. Please help me to sing with faith, To carry the truth close in my heart always, To rejoice at new life and To have peace as I age. Please help me to indulge in love To breathe in the sweetness of intimacy, To taste the kindness of friendship, To feel the warmth of embrace. Please help me not to miss A single drop of heaven, To catch each moment And drink in the great joy of life. Amen. Read more:


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