14:17 talks of joy,
rejoicing in the Holy Ghost. How
can I get more joy into my life?
When you have joy, you have
8:10 ".....the joy of the Lord is your strength."
Also, to become happy, make
others happy. We
In fact, the Holy Spirit/Holy
Ghost is the storehouse where one's
supply of the things of the spirit come from, that is, the things that
are spiritual and from there comes also strength for living.
How can I make others happy?
is an aspect
of love and includes cheerfulness, enjoying, showing and appreciating
living, being pleased with life, satisfied, possessing contentment
1:2-4 "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations,
knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience. But let patience
have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing."
From happiness comes kindness.
Being kind to others is a key to contributing to happiness, but know
this and this.
No matter how bad things
are, believe the Creator is in charge of it all. God
is! Happiness is trusting that God is always
there, active and always for your benefit, but don't accept that statement
without proving God indeed is real and
that nothing, absolutely nothing
is impossible with God.
1:12 "The vine is dried up and the fig tree languishes, also
the pomegranate tree, the palm tree and the apple tree, even all the trees
of the field are withered, because joy is withered away from the sons of
wonder many people look as if they have no strength for living; the walking
22:33 "God is my strength and power and he makes my way perfect."
18:32 "It is God that girds
me with strength and makes my way perfect."
40:29-31 "He gives power to the faint and to them that have no might
he increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary and the
young men shall utterly fall, but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew
their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall
run and not be weary and they shall walk and not faint."
1:4 "And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full."
Every day is the happiest
day of your life when you have no regrets
and no expectations
which could disappoint you. Just leave it all up to your
soul's connecton with the Infinite One to work out. How
do you leave it all to your soul to work out?.Psalms
We are not here to pursue
happiness. We are here to learn
so that we progress as we live our lives into a better man, woman or child.
We need to learn to place within us and act from high
"When you are happy you just
are happy and are not thinking about it. Thinking you're happy can break
the spell. Happy people don't start wars, do torture or develop weapons
Chopra. Those who do such things are of a very low consciousness of
darkness, not realizing the dark side that's behind them. They just keep
themselves off from the advantages they could have. Nor do happy people
others, take advantage of them.or
hurt them in any way, either
physically, emotionally or financially.
ego is the source of seriousness accompanied with unhappiness. The
invisible universe is
not at all
It has powers way above humanity's
People waste so much time
judging this, judging that, they miss present
Be sure that you are growing
in the truth that higher
consciousness can take you into:.3John
1:4 "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk
For you and your life become
that which you are seeking.
Once you decide to believe.(to
accept as true), then also decide to
be happy. To become a happy person, decide to make others happy and work
at it. Like love, happiness, one of love's attributes does only good, can
only do good. That's how you can tell if someone loves, cares and is genuinely
concerned about you:.Romans
13:10. Meditate on just the word 'happy' or whatever
word of higher consciousness that resonates
with you at any particular
time. Why? Have a
single minded purpose that you decide will be unchangeable:.Malachi
3:6 "For I am the Lord, I change not...".That
is, He is love and changes not from that:.1John
Your life is your decisions!
There is no place to go to be happy, no 'way' to be happy; just that happiness
is the way that occurs when
one is aligned with the love purpose of the universe. And when that
happens, this happens.
Why are true people
of God happy? They are happy because they have a
clean slate with God; because their
future is secure; because they know they are being looked
here and now and they are living from the consciousness
of the higher realm.
is an increasing
state of one's life constituted
by positive surroundings and events interpreted
as being harmonious
with what one senses from his soul
and which positive things bear upon one's daily presence here on Earth.
the other hand, is a continuous inward feeling of contentment
and confidence from energy that comes from the
17:13; 1Peter 1:8. When one is
sure of some things.(what
he or she grows in those high consciousness things of the Soul, by allowing
them through wanting them to come into your
soul and affect your life for good. This increasingly sluffs
off negative productions
of one's ego.
in action involves decisions based upon that which is
true. Weakened wisdom is based upon that which one may believe to be
true, which belief in actual fact may have little truth
to it. The difference between which affects you depends upon the amount
of importance one places upon wisdom.
There is a
path that will lead you to living joyfully, a path leading you deeper
and deeper into that 'unspeakable joy':.1Peter
follows thought, so consider some
things that could be good for you, instead of rehashing reasons that
make you unhappy,
which is deadly
to your personality and any hoped for future results from decisions. If
you don't know where you're going, how can God know where to take you to
A sad person will lack creativity.
Enthusiasm has been said to make a large difference in one's outlook.."We
act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when
all we need to make us really happy is something rock solid.(like
sureness the Creator is real!).to
be enthusiastic about.(what
is your passion?)."....Charles
Kingsley, English novelist
5:26 "Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another,
envying one another." Galatians 6:8
"For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption, but
he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting."
6:14 "But God forbid that I should glory,
save in the cross of our Lord Emmanuel the Christ, by whom the world is
crucified unto me and I unto the world."
The words 'joy' and 'rejoice'
are synonyms. 1John 1:3,4 tells us
that our joy will be full in a
relationship with God.
mean we should not seek a partner in life as some think?
The grand essentials for
happiness in life are: something useful to be doing.(Matthew
25:34-45), someone to
love and something to hope for that one works toward:.Titus
happiness is not. And why few
What if one is dogged
Does this sound like a person
who figures his sins have shut God away from him?.1Peter
1:8,9; Romans 14:17.
Joy enabled Emmanuel to
go through what He did:.Hebrews
12:2. Joy is what our Creator wants us to have:.John
17:13 ".....that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves".John
Joy is one of the things
Holy Spirit produces:.Galatians
5:22. It is through believing that joy is
15:13 "Now the God of hope
you with all joy and peace in.(original
is 'in', 'through', or 'by').believing..."
Our joy is in the Creator
Joy is our
strength and protection as the original Hebrew has it:.Nehemiah
8:10 ".....for the joy of the Lord is your strength."
The Creator takes
nothing away that's good. Abounding
in hope produces the joy which comes when you are sure
about things regarding
you and our Creator:.Romans
Also, when you are sure of
reward and sure of
then all fears and guilt
evaporate. Great burdens are gone:.Matthew
11:28-30. This too is a part of joy.
comes from things regarding this life.(1Corinthians
as unfulfilled expectations, worry
over what has occurred, might yet occur and what is now happening that
may affect you adversely.
those who persecute us".and
Because you see the bigger
overall picture of the Creator's purpose for all humanity throughout all
ages and are growing in depth of understanding and application of the love
you understand that this created world is a
stage for the performing and growing spiritually of our lives.
24:19 Why did Joshua say this so different from what all I've know
about God from the Bible?
Please read the context,
verses that follow this one. It should become clear.
11:14 Why does Paul say this about a man having long hair?
Clarke's Commentary by Gary Gallant:.The
let their hair grow, but it was as a token of humiliation and it is possible
that Paul had this in view. There were consequently
two reasons why the apostle should condemn this practice 1) Because it
was a sign of humiliation; 2) Because it was womanish. It is a certain
fact that a manís long hair renders him contemptible
and a womanís long hair renders her more amiable..Family
New Testament Notes:."As
God has made a distinction between men and women, nature and common-sense
teach that in their appearance it should be duly observed."
Paul in this verse in 1Corinthinans
11:14 is saying that what people think, is important. Be aware of
what they regard
and avoid offence:.1Corinthians
10:32. Paul followed his own advice:.Acts
24:16 "And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience
void of offence toward God and toward men.".Paul
psychology when talking to a group of Pantheists.
hair was contrary
to the custom
both of the Hebrews and Greeks.
on the heart. God is spirit,
energy that has intelligence. We don't completely understand this yet,
except that we know that in all expressive manifestations of this energy,
such as humanity being but one expression of it, there is an intelligence
to them all whether it's an ant, an antelope, water or the planets, a programming
or pattern that comes with them, so they can do or be what it is that they
were formed to do.
Outward appearance is important
to people and their feelings on things should be taken into consideration.
If we are to fulfill our destiny, that of being equal
with God, this Great
Infinite Intelligence, Who is love, then we too should be
loving. One way to be loving is to consider the feelings of others.
17:24-27 "And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received
for the service of the temple and was completely voluntary;
it was a voluntary temple tax until Vespasian, A.D. 9-79. Emperor of Rome
who ruled Rome 69-79 and brought prosperity to the empire, reformed the
army, was a patron of the arts and began the building of the Colosseum;
he took this tax which was for the temple and used it for the use of the
to Peter and said, Does not your master pay tribute? He said, Yes. And
when he was come into the house, Emmanuel prevented.(stopped
him in the hallway as he came into the house).him,
saying, What do you think Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take
tribute? of their own children.(immediate
not of the family)? Peter said unto
him, Of strangers. Emmanuel said unto him, Then are the children free.(taxes
weren't required of the sons of the kings).
lest we should offend them, go to the sea and cast an hook and take up
the fish that first comes up and when you have opened his mouth, you'll
find a piece of money. That take and give unto them for me and you."
James and Paul too were concerned
not do anything to offend:.James
3:2 "For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word,
the same is a perfect man and able also to bridle the whole body." 1Corinthians
10:32,33 "Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles,
nor to the church of God. Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking
mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved."
8:13 "Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh
while the world stands, lest I make my brother to offend."
14:15-20 "But if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you
was the word for love in those days).
Destroy not him with your meat, for whom Christ died. Let not then your
good be evil spoken of. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but
righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these
things serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved of men. Let us therefore
follow after the things which make for peace and things wherewith one may
another. For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure,
but it is evil for that man who eats with offence."