Colossians 3:16-Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
The Apostle Paul here describes a life that is happy in the Lord.
If the Word of God dwells richly in you, then happiness will always be your lot, regardless of the circumstances of your life.
Even when the storms of life is raging and you are being tossed to and fro from the raging strong winds and heavy floods of life, there is shelter in the Word of God.
Yes, it is in the Word of God where true happiness, joy and peace is found.
God Word constantly reminds us of Romans 8:28-We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
It is the Word of God alone that has the power to sustain us in all circumstances of life.
Hebrews 11:6- And without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Happiness apart from God that is found in things that are temporary only bring temporary happiness. As soon as the newness of things wears off, the desire to seek to be happy again starts all over.
In God alone is where true happiness is found. It is in the Word of God where all wisdom, teaching and admonishing, singing, thankfulness of heart to God can be found.
In my times of distress, brokenness, heartache, failures, rejection, disappointments, etc., nothing was more comforting in bringing me joy than the truth of God's Word in knowing that whatever storms comes my way, it too shall pass for God was then and still is with me in them.
Today is Sunday! The day we come together as the people of God to share in His Word, through teaching and admonishing one another, through scripture, singing, thankful praise and worship to our God.
People of God, I can only hope and pray that you arose this morning with your mind on the Lord. A mind that was set on going out to His house on today to fellowship with the saints in praise, worship and thanksgiving to the Father.
Remember, only what we do for Christ will last.
What we will find at the end of this journey called life is that true fulfillment is indeed in God the Father through His Son, Christ Jesus. Naked we came and naked shall we return.
People of God, allow the Word of God to dwell in you richly for strength for the journey of life is indeed found in God and His Word alone.