Daily Worship

Top Tips for Happiness

August 25, 2016 0

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.  That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil – this is the gift of God.

There are many articles, blogs, news segments, videos detailing the top 10 tips for living a happy life.

Many of them suggest managing stress through meditation, regular exercise; getting enough sleep; taking holidays; cutting out gluten; living in the moment; becoming more confident and improving social skills, among others.

Although it varies widely, much of the advice given can actually be useful and encourages the reader/viewer to take action.

As Christians, however, our joy and contentment comes, not from the strength of our own actions but in our Lord Jesus Christ.

So when we take part in the above we do it to please God, to enjoy life and to take each day as it comes.  

When we go through times of strife, we turn to God for healing and his word for guidance.  

We support each other in community and love one another as He loves us.

 

Thank you God that we can always turn to you,
in tough times and in times of happiness

We look to you for our joy and our peace
You created us so that we live life to the full and in abundance

Help us to see the joy in each new morning
to give thanks for the glory of the rising sun

to take rest and relax when there’s sunny weather
to cherish the time we have to spend with family

to honour you by taking care of our bodies
and to look to the future with the courage
of your Holy Spirit.

 

In Christ Jesus,

 

Amen