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Happiness

By   •   March 14   •   Topics:

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King George V wrote on the flyleaf of the Bible of a friend, “The secret of happiness is not to do what you like to do, but to learn to like what you have to do.” Too many think of happiness as some sort of will-o’-the-wisp thing that is discovered by constant and relentless searching. It is not found by seeking. It is not an end in itself. Pots of gold are never found at the end of the rainbow, as we used to think when we were children; gold is mined from the ground or panned laboriously from a mountain stream.

Jesus once told His disciples, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” The “things” He spoke of were the things that make us feel happy and secure—food, drink, clothes, shelter. He told us not to make these the chief goal of our lives but to “seek the kingdom” and these needs would be automatically supplied. There, if we will take it, is the secret of happiness.

Prayer for the day

Forgive me, Father, for the times when I am anxious. You have promised to take care of all my needs.

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16 Comments

  1. Daniel says:

    Lord,i know you will grant my request to have Papa billy lay hands on me before he will go to heaven. I am 22yrs now,from Africa,Nigeria. I have deep passion to be like billy both in words and steps.and i wil go round the world speaking about Jesus like papa billy when the time comes and as God provides.may God keep and bless billy for our generation.amen

  2. Julius Soren says:

    Amen.

  3. David Scherer says:

    Many people ask “What is the secrete to life?” The answer is Jesus!!! Thank you so much for this devotional!

  4. Doug Gunnell says:

    Thank you for your devotionals and billy graham.

  5. Matthews M Mwansa says:

    true happiness the happiness that will never end is only in Jesus Christ.may the Lord continue blessing this ministry for the great things it is doing.Thank u am for I believe am not the same anymore my faith has grown.

  6. Francis Oluoch says:

    God bless you Billy!