A Prescription for Happiness

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” – Tom Bodett

Whether this statement has a scientific basis or not, I don’t know. But it has a Scriptural basis. That I do know. Read with me, and – if you’re truly happy and you know it, say AMEN!

 

 Someone to love

Oh, how I love Jesus! And, marvelous mystery, He loves me, too! Perfect start to being truly happy, right?  I love Him because He first loved me. He draws me to Himself with cords of love. I love Him because He loved me so much that He gave Himself for me. Easy to love One so dedicated to me, right? There is no greater love than this, than His, so I joyously give myself in obedience to Him in response to His amazing love to me. I have Someone to love. So do you. Join me and say, I’m truly happy and I know it! AMEN!

 

 Something to do

The Lover of my soul has given me things to do: Spread His Word. Share the Gospel. Reflect His light. Love others. Keep His commands. Carry one another’s burdens. Pray. Sing. Give. Give thanks. Rejoice. Suffer for His Name’s sake. Count it all joy. Keep my mind stayed on Him and things above. Return good for evil. Worship among the saints in spirit and in truth. Hide His Word in my heart. Resist the devil. Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand. Stand faithful, rooted and grounded in Christ. Grow in grace. Try the spirits to see if they’re of God. Live a holy life in the power of His Spirit. Cast my cares on Him because of His love and care for me. Recognize that His power moves through this vessel of clay. I have something to do. So do you. Join me and say, I’m truly happy and I know it! AMEN!

 

 Something to hope for

Oh, this one! Christ in you, THE HOPE OF GLORY!! My hope is fixed on Him Who conquered death! My hope is fixed on nothing less than the blood of the Spotless Lamb of God.  I am redeemed! Dressed in His righteousness alone, my hope-foundation is firm, unshakeable, unsinkable. Because He can swear by no greater than Himself, my hope is securely based on the promises of God which find their yes in Jesus Christ. Because He lives, I’ll live forever! With Him! In heaven! Where tears are gone, sin and sorrow are banished, and He shines as the Light. Hope anchored in the Immoveable Cornerstone. I have something to hope for. So do you. Join me and say, I’m truly happy and I know it! AMEN!

 

Yes, with just these three things, you and I can be truly happy in this world. We have Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. If you’re truly happy and you know it, say AMEN! And I’ll join you. I’m truly happy and I know it. AMEN!

 

Jamie Tamez

1 Timothy 1:17

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