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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.

Watch Billy Graham’s 2-minute message about finding 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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  1. Billie Blair says:

    This is awesome and it just fits our lives that we are living today. Thank you for all that you do.

  2. Aria says:

    Fear and anxiety are real! Knowing that the Lord is so much more prepared to handle my tomorrow than I am really helps me. I appreciate the prayer asking for forgiveness; as the word makes us promises that we know are kept! The worry and anxiety that I feel really has no place and I have to remember that each time those type of thoughts begin to creep in.

  3. Cindy says:

    When your message showed up
    in my mailbox, I thank the Lord for
    It because I’m going through some
    trials and I needed some encouragement, God is always on
    time, praise his holy name. May the
    Lord continue to bless you and the
    Ministry he has so graciously bless.
    Love in Christ.

  4. Gerry says:

    My soul has an insatiable thirst, to understand the things of God. Please continue to reveal yourself daily, Dear Lord. Thank you.

  5. 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

    1. Sandi says:

      Daniel, I pray with you. A tree has many branches, and you will be a branch of Billy Graham’s ministry. I like how you call him Pappa Billy. Many blessings to you.

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  7. David Scherer says:

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

  8. Doug Gunnell says:

    Thank you for your devotionals and billy graham.

  9. 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.

  10. Francis Oluoch says:

    God bless you Billy!