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Happy Happy Joy Joy

Posted: Monday, June 22

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Special Events Pastor

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Special Events Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

2 Kings 3:1-4:17
Acts 14:8-28
Psalm 140:1-13
Proverbs 17:22 

 

Verse of the day:

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. (Proverbs 17:22)


Happy people make me happy! Steve Yeldell is one guy who can always make my mood better. While not everyone has the same appreciation for his energy as I do, that guy always makes me laugh. He’s the life of the party, the one crackin’ jokes, and doing what he can to make sure you are having a good day. Steve helps with the youth (and is the man responsible for igniting the spark between my wife and I) and is often more energized than the kids!

 

Today’s Proverb is almost a no brainer. When we’re happy, we feel good! When we’re sad and hurting, it’s draining and exhausting. As we journey through life, there will be critical moments where the only emotion we can express is sorrow. At those times it’s completely expected and appropriate to mourn, but God is a fun God and the source of hope and joy! Referring to living a happy life, Paul wrote, “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him.”

 

There are many who are hurting today. It could because of a choice someone close to you made, a choice you made, the loss of a loved one, life is throwing extreme curve balls, or your hair just didn’t turn out the way you wanted. Today, know that God is a God of peace, hope, and joy and he wants to fill your heart with cheer! For all of us, our attitudes determine the way we feel. They can rob us of a blessing, or help us to see the good in what many would perceive as bad. God made life to be fun! Embrace that, choose to have a positive attitude and it will be like a medicine to your whole body! Don’t get robbed, be happy!