Because I’m Happy
1. Defining Happy
Prov 3:14 Happy is the man who finds wisdom
Happy - Pleasure, Contentment, Joy, and Satisfaction
Dissatisfaction originated in heaven and then in the fall of man
Gen 3:5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Prov 27:20 Just as death and destruction are never satisfied, so human carnal desire is never satisfied.
2. The Happiness of a Soul Winner #helpinothers
Prov 11:30 and he who wins souls is wise.
Prov 11:25 the generous man will be prospered and he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed
When God saves and restores a soul, he does it through you
Lk 15:9-11 Be happy with me. I have found the piece of money I had lost.’ 10 I tell you, it is the same way among the angels of God. If one sinner is sorry for his sins and turns from them, the angels are very happy.”
Acts 20:35 ‘We are more happy when we give than when we receive.’
Jn 4:13-15,32 “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
3. Never Dissatisfied Again – Sustained satisfaction through worship
Jn 4:13-24 The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband 23 the time is now, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such
She was looking for happiness and satisfaction in a lie
True worshipers praise God for what he’s done, doing, and about to do and for who He is, this releases His Satisfying presence
Ecc 4:10 He who loves money will never have enough money to make him happy. It is the same for the one who loves to get many things.
Ps 16:11 In Your presence is fullness of joy
Ps 22:3 Your holy, Enthroned in the praises of your people
Ps 36:8 we are abundantly satisfied for you give us drink from the water of Your presence
Ps 100:1-2 Make a joyful Happy shout to the Lord 2 Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing and thanksgiving.
Tithes and Offerings
Mal 3:8-12 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. 11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the Lord of hosts; “All the nations will say that much good has come to you, for you will be a happy land,” says the Lord of All.
Our giving makes heaven happy and heaven makes our house happy
Ps 35:27 Let them shout for joy and be happy, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, "Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant."
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