Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Choose Happy

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

Here is a truth that some Christ followers never learn: Your worth is not based on your net worth, neither is your value based on your valuables. Why is that, you ask? Because life is not about the accumulation of stuff, prosperity notwithstanding. The Lord Jesus, Himself, said it best, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own” [Luke 12:15].

That truth makes little sense to people who have bought into our materialistic culture. Unfortunately, they have yet to learn that “things” aren’t the greatest thing in life — God is! If you want to be truly happy in this life, you must choose between the Master and Madison Avenue.  

I once read about a multi-millionaire who committed suicide. At her funeral someone overheard two people in a conversation. It went like this: “I don’t understand it. She had so much to live for.” “No,” said another, “she had so much to live on, and nothing to live for!” 

Don’t buy the myth that more makes you happy. You don’t need it all to be happy. Truth is, you are as happy as you choose to be. A wise, country preacher once said, “Happiness is not what you have, but whose you are.”

But as for me, my contentment is not in wealth but in seeing you and knowing all is well between us. And when I awake in heaven, I will be fully satisfied, for I will see you face-to-face. Psalm 17:15 [The Living Bible]

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