May 21 – The Secret of Happiness

“If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.” Sounds like a children’s camp song, but John Helliwell, a leading happiness researcher says he often makes this quirky request when speaking to people about happiness. He believes there’s a three part secret to happiness. 1- trust. 2- generosity. 3, collaboration. Helliwell says Satisfaction with social relationships is one of the best indicators of people’s happiness. Very good advice, and it makes sense. But as well as our relationship with people, it is important to be rightely related to God, through faith in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus made two important comments in this regard. On one occasion He said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Another time He said, “I have come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.” Our true happiness depends on our relationship with a Person, and that Person is Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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