Happiness is a choice!  I made that choice to be happy when I choose the LORD Jesus Christ as ruler of my life.  A happiness that has taught me to be content with whatever life brings me, and to rejoice in the simple things I see around me.  This is not found in material things I possess, which will produce a temporary happiness, but it is found in knowing Christ has come into my heart and changed me! 

Without that change we cannot be truly happy.  Whether we realize it or not, sin keeps man from being truly happy.  That unhappy state of mind and body can be changed, not to a temporary happiness, but a permanent never ending change!  This is a whole change that will allow you to say; “right now is the happiest time of my life!”  Even if I did not have a penny, as a Christian I could be happier than the richest man in the world without Christ.

I enjoyed this quote from Brother William Branham (1909-1965); “And if you notice, it’s when you are discouraged that’s when the devil can really pour it on you. That’s when He gets you. If you come to the church and say, ‘Well, I don’t know. I don’t know whether I’ll ever get any better or not. I’ve been prayed for twice.’ Oh, my. You might as well go home; that’s all. But when you can cast that aside… God don’t want you to be frowning. God wants you to be happy. The human heart was made to be happy. Worry will cause cancer. Temper will cause cancer. Don’t never be upset. Just walk in His love. Amen. Knowing that you’re walking in Him, and nothing can harm you.”

PASTOR Bill Ivy – Living Word Tabernacle – Gibson Missouri