Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul”. Democritus

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:9-11 The abundant life has nothing to do with possessions and everything to do with what possesses our soul.  On long walks I often marvel at God’s creations, because in nature, and in our lives there are lots of opportunity to discover and maintain real lasting happiness.  It begins and ends with our relationship with God, which points us to those things that makes us happy, such as family, friends, compassionate service to others, and being with precious Jesus.  Think of it, God formed us to worship and be with Him.  He created a way to have an eternal relationship through His Son. There is nothing quite like deep abiding sacred place of happiness formed by God.  Satisfaction in knowing that if you had a Job experience, it would still result in happiness because you have God.  To know nothing can separate you from the love of God, from Christ our Savior is a wonderment, and a blessing.  We have happiness.  We have abundant life.  We have all we will ever need for our soul.  So take a moment to slow down, breathe and say Amen for being abundantly happy in God.

Photo taken by Denise L. White
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