Happy, Happy, Happy…
Phil Roberson, from the cast of Duck Dynasty, has made the phrase, “Happy, Happy, Happy” an overnight sensation among many Americans. But, what is the secret to being Happy, Happy, Happy?
The true secret to happiness; especially for a Believer and Follower of Christ Jesus, is found in TRUST(ing) and OBEY(ing) God. I can remember singing the hymn, Trust and Obey, as far back as I can remember. It was one of Mr. Gear’s, our Sunday School Director, favorite hymns. I think he began practically every Sunday morning by having the entire youth department stand and sing, Trust and Obey. How little did we know from the ages of nine through twelve how important the meaning of those precious words would become in our lives…“Trust and Obey for there’s no other way to be Happy in Jesus, but to Trust and Obey.”
As we get older we somehow get side-tracked into believing that “other” things in life will bring us joy and happiness. But, somewhere along the way we discover that all those “other” things have let us down and the “only” thing that hasn’t let us down is “Trusting and Obeying” Jesus! After we have learned this great life-lesson, we can say with assurance that we are truly Happy, Happy, Happy!
Recently, I have been writing a lesson on God’s Grace. At first, I was really struggling with how to teach and explain the concept of God’s Grace; something so far above our finite minds. God’s Grace is everywhere just like the air we breathe. But, then it dawned on me after days of seeking God’s guidance in the matter that Grace is something we “seek” and “find.” Noah “found” Grace in the eyes of God (Genesis 6:8). After he did, God not only saved him from the pending flood waters upon the Earth, but He saved his entire family. Wow! Now that’s Grace!
Yes; God’s Grace is sufficient, but we must first learn to Trust and Obey Him in order to “find” God’s sufficient Grace within our lives. No amount of struggles, perils, trials, temptations, or battles can escape the powerful force of God’s Grace when we believe and trust that God is doing exactly what God does best…Being God! When we trust God as being God and trust that HE is the Great I Am who has the whole world in His hands only then can we fully know, accept, and understand God’s sufficient Grace…So, in actuality, God’s Grace is found by trusting and obeying…
Oh, how wonderful it is to Trust our Loving God through His Son, Christ Jesus. If you do not know him today, I pray that you will. For in knowing God through His Son, you will find all the Grace you need to make it through this life. Then, you will know what it means to be Happy, Happy, Happy!
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author