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Feed your Happy

So, I received a meal deal today from Hardee’s and under the Logo there was this caption 
“Feed your Happy!” and it got me to thinking about our spiritual health. Can you imagine the trouble we would all get ourselves into if we just did what makes us happy?
Even our constitution states “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Is this a true statement? 
Ponder these scriptures…

Jeremiah 10:23
O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

Psalm 37:23-24: 
The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.

Proverbs 16:9: 
We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

How do we let God direct our steps(decisions)?

James 4:7-8
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you.

Romans 12:2 
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will so that you know the voice of the Holy Spirit.

John 10:14-15; 27 
I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father-and I lay down my life for the sheep. 
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

The way of the world is to do what makes us happy “Feed your Happy”. This is “selfish ambition” in a nutshell.
The way of the Lord is to hear his voice(The Word/Bible) and follow his guidance- the narrow path. This is true happiness…

“as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
‭‭II Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭3‬-‭4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬



Sunday, April 14, 2024

“[The Resurrection of Christ] Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.”(Daily Reading, ESV)