5 Secrets of A Happy Life - Up To Know Good on Friday

5 Secrets of A Happy Life
Up To Know Good on Friday

October 27, 2006

gift and knock at the door

Imagine finding a magic lamp and not receiving three, but an infinite number of wishes. What would you ask for to make you happy? There is a man who was able to do this. Everything he asked for from God, he received! He was a brilliant businessman. He owned and developed large amounts of real estate. He was with any woman he desired. He enjoyed fine wine and the best meals. He was entertained by the greatest talents in the world. He pursued intellectualism and wisdom. He was financially more successful than any other man before him, and he attained a level of wealth and achievement that would have turned Donald Trump green. His name was Solomon, King of Israel, and in the end, he said that all of these things were meaningless.

Do Good - Write the verse below and/or the word “HAPPINESS” on a piece of paper. Personalize a gift card and sign it, “Love, God.” Then, gift wrap the package and send it to someone - maybe even yourself!

Meaningless? How could Solomon say that? Because he realized that the only way to be happy - truly, deeply satisfied and happy - was to receive it from the hand of God. I am beginning to see that happiness is like a wonderful gift that we have somehow neglected. It is a forgotten birthday present, wrapped up in everyday worries, just waiting to be opened and enjoyed. We cannot earn or wish for it - it is already here. May God help each of us to receive and enjoy happiness today.

“Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work=97this is a gift of God.” Ecclesiastes 5:19. Read more of Solomon's conclusions about happiness.

God, thank You for the gift of happiness. I choose to unwrap it and enjoy it today!

Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.


I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!


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