“I just wanna be happy!!”
After reading this post, I’m not so sure you’ll settle for just being “happy”.
“What? Of course, I want to be happy!! Who wouldn’t?”
Merriam Webster – the state of being happy, an experience that makes you happy.
Bible – a fleeting feeling that depends upon temporal factors, like circumstances or other people.
Everyday life – “I’m bummed out. I think some ice cream, with chocolate syrup, will be just the thing I need to make me happy!” – At least for the moment…
Bible – When Leah saw that she had stopped having children, she took her servant Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife. Leah’s servant Zilpah bore Jacob a son. Then Leah said, “What good fortune!” So she named him Gad. Leah’s servant Zilpah bore Jacob a second son. Then Leah said, “How happy I am! – Genesis 30:9-13
To read more about this intense “boy baby producing” competition between Rachel and her sister Leah read – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+30%3A1-13&version=NIV
Merriam Webster – to feel great delight, to be glad
Bible – contentment that comes from internal factors, like our faith in the Lord. It is everlasting and not dependent upon circumstances.
Everyday Life – When life gives you lemons…
Bible – Paul says, I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:12- 13, 19
SO MAYBE YOU’RE THINKING…
“I like this concept of joy. I can be content with my life, I can appreciate the ‘present’, I don’t have to allow circumstances to dictate how I’m feeling, and it lasts forever. Wow!! Seems good to be true? Seems like I’m on a seesaw. Some days up, some days down.”
IS HAVING “TRUE JOY” IN MY LIFE REALLY POSSIBLE?
FOR THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION, KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR “I JUST WANNA BE HAPPY!!!” (PART 2), http://wp.me/p5nZpi-kY
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