Ecclesiastes 3:12 ERV “I learned that the best thing for people to do is to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live.”
To be happy, and to enjoy oneself seems like a carnal thing to do; but it’s not. Ecclesiastes 3:13 says that “God wants everyone to eat, drink, and enjoy their work. These are gifts from God.”
Holiness and happiness, and joy, go together! When Nehemiah and Ezra taught the people the word of God, they wept and were sad; but they said to them, “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn nor weep. Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Yes, the joy of the Lord is our strength!
Psalms 16:11 says, “You will teach me the right way to live. Just being with you will bring complete happiness. Being at your right side will make me happy forever.” Hallelujah! Brothers and sisters, decide today to be happy and to enjoy yourself irrespective of the situation of things around you; when the load seems heavy and your heart is overwhelmed, just get into His presence and be refreshed! Oh, I love the Lord! He has made me glad! 1 Timothy 6:17 says God richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment! Glory to God!