What is the source of your joy and happiness? It’s been said “If more of us valued food and cheer and song over hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
You may not be wealthy, or even close. But sharing the blessing of life, a good meal, and some music with the people you love – provides more joy in one hour – than a lifetime of stress and worry chasing riches. Wealth, or the lack of wealth, has nothing to do with the condition of your heart. This article is certainly not required to point out all of the misery, depression, divorce, unhappiness, and horrible regret that even the wealthiest of families have suffered in spite of their riches. Of course these things are not exclusive to those with wealth, but it certainly dispels the thought, or mind set that suggests ‘having money’ would solve everything.‘When you are in fellowship with God and His people, you are in great and fulfilled joy,’ Click To Tweet
Now of course there are those who have gained great financial success in this life, as well as those who are living paycheck to paycheck who are among the most joyful people on earth! What is their secret? All they do, they do unto the Lord, according to His word and by the wisdom of His Spirit. They do not see their family, work, finances etc., as separate from the Lord. All they do and all they have, they have wholeheartedly dedicated to the lord for His glory. As a result, they live each day in His joy, with an abundant awareness of the blessing of His presence. When you are in fellowship with God and His people, you are in great and fulfilled joy.
This is the reason for their ability to have and handle – what they have and handle, and not forfeit peace of mind and joy-filled hearts. Because of this, the world and its pressures, temptations, and ideologies cannot steal or hijack their blessing!
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. [John 14:27]
GOD’S LOVE NEVER FAILS