FROM THE PULPIT: Find happiness in Jesus, not things

Published: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:02 AM.

The unspoken question that drives many of us is, “Am I happy?” If the answer is “no,” you seek ways to change things to become happy.

Unfortunately, most people seek change in the wrong way. What usually gets changed is their job, spouse, clothes or where they live. They keep bouncing around from one thing to another, hoping the next discovery will make them happy. Unfortunately, this kind of searching continues to turn up short-term happiness or purely empty results, and never addresses the deeper need within them.

My question for you is, “Are you happy?”

If you are, I celebrate with you.

If not, I ask you to ponder why you are not.

Material possessions do not make one happy, although they can sometimes help. Rather, relationships bring the most happiness and joy into life.

But the ultimate relationship — one with Jesus Christ — brings the ultimate joy.

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