Welcome to First Assembly, a relevant, exciting church striving to be living proof of an empty tomb. Our mission is to serve, serve the Lord Jesus Christ, His church and those searching for the meaning and purpose of life. You are cordially invited to celebrate with us the victory made possible through the cross as we defend the truth together and provoke this world to jealously.
To Be Happy
To be happy, oh to be happy, really happy, if I could only be happy, how many times have heard that, thought that or said that? Maybe not in so many words, but you get the drift. As we often say around here so eloquently, “happy is in yo head”. To be happy, what does that exactly look like, feel like anyway? It can’t be about stuff, stuff and more stuff because there are plenty of people with more stuff than they can shake a stick at and are still miserable and make others miserable along with them. It certainly can’t be about geography. I, like many of you have been in 3rd world nations and in villages where the people had little or nothing and yet they were happy to point of my being envious, leaving me wishing for a more simple life. Most of us connect our happiness to whatever is presently happening in our lives at the time. If things are going good then we are happy. If things are not going good then we are not happy. The problem with that mentality is that we can only be happy when things are going like we want them to. That leaves a sizable period of our time left for unhappiness. So, why don’t we just determine to be happy by determining to live a life of thanksgiving created by a continual awareness of the abiding presence of God? It beats being miserable for sure.
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