pursue happiness

Happiness—it seems to be something that every one of us wants. It took me the longest time to realize that my happiness is not my spouse’s responsibility. I know that at the time of my divorce from my first wife I said this quite often, “I am not happy—I deserve to be happy.” If I fast-forward to my marriage today, I know that one of the many reasons for such a strong marriage is our primary source of happiness. We both have a strong sense of happiness through our relationships with Jesus Christ. With this firmly established we can love and enjoy each other—knowing that our creator can make us happy—He built us!

I challenge you to take a few moments and read over these sentences from the Apostle Paul a few times. Let the meaning of the words soak into your brain: “That according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:16-19)

Our Heavenly Father, with His Holy Spirit planted firmly within us, fills us with His fullness. Jesus Christ lives in our hearts with a love so big that it is impossible for a human being to completely comprehend. So—do you want happiness? Fill your being with God, fill your heart with Jesus Christ!