Through the journey of life, happiness is something that is important to everybody. The pursuit of it has long been part of the driving force for most people. In fact, many people spend their whole life looking for happiness yet it could be argued that in our world today happiness has eluded many. There are people who seem to have found good fortune and have everything that money can buy, yet they remain unhappy. On the contrary, there are people who do not seem to have such fortune and are in the midst of misery, but these people are at peace and seem genuinely happy. For some, happiness can be as a result of certain achievements and things that they can attribute to their happiness, including progress, family and a sense that they are making a head way towards their goals and life aspirations. For others, happiness could be about material acquisitions and possessions.
So where do believers fit in all of this, and how do we come to live a life that is meaningful, fruitful and impacting positively on others around us? I want to propose that living a life of happiness is living a life that is meaningful, purposeful and impactful. Living a happy life is also coming to the understanding that there are things, especially as believers that will contribute to our happiness in a way that will be more rewarding.
Often in life the things that we think will bring us happiness will in fact fail to deliver. We must look at our relationship with God, His purpose and His agenda.
Join us on this journey as we learn what we need to focus on in order to live a meaningful and content life by drawing on 31 lessons from one of the 12 tribes of Israel – the tribe of Asher meaning happiness: “a state of well-being; a pleasurable or satisfying experience
Father through the power of the Holy Spirit I declare as we embark on this journey, may we experience sincere happiness. Amen