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        (07/18/2001) where to find happiness?
Hello prayer warriors,

1. Prayer note: where to find happiness?

[Psalm 37:3-4]
3 Trust in the Lord and do good; live in the land and
be safe.
4 Seek your happiness in the Lord, and He will give
you your heart's desire. (TEV)

God has given me so much in my life. Many times, more
than I can ask for. Yet, there are times when I feel
unhappy. Everything can be looking bright but when one
area of my life doesn't work out the way I wanted to,
I become unhappy and everything seems to look bleak
again. Instead of yo-yo dieting, I experience yo-yo
happiness :)

Yet, each time when I throw my tantrums at God, He is
so patient. There was one of these times recently when
I was unhappy. I calmed myself down and went to read
my favorite bible chapter [Psalm 37]. I took up
Today's English Version (which I don't frequently use)
and God ministered to me. He gave me a whole new way
of looking at [Psalm 37:4]. I've always read it as
"Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give
thee the desires of thine heart. (KJV)" Suddenly, I
saw this scripture in a completely new light: "4 Seek
your happiness in the Lord, and He will give you your
heart's desire. (TEV)"

If I was to look for my happiness in any other area
other than God, that happiness would not last. Things
pass away, even people leave us due to circumstances,
positions don't last, but one thing is constant and
that one person is God. If I was to look any other
place, I will not be completely satisfied. But God, He
completely satisfies :)

So, when things don't look so bright sometimes, just
switch your focus off those things and switch your
focus to God. Trust in Him. Seek your happiness in
Him. Change your perspective and the way you look at
things. God has promised in His Word: You can trust
in Him, continue to do good, live in this land that
God has given you and be safe. Seek your happiness in
the Lord, and He will give you your heart's desire.

2. New prayer requests:
i. Pray for my father -- zeta96

ii. Courage -- toya

iii. A Trip To Junaluska -- beachman83

iv. My New Business -- beachman83

v. I need your prayers for my mom -- bri2683

vi. Pray for me please! -- guest

vii. strength -- troleena

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in Christ,
Wai Hun 
Wednesday, July 18, 2001 12:22:43 AM   waihun
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