This is my post dedicated to happiness.
I realize there should be joy dwelling in all those who believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior. But I think sometimes we downplay happiness because we think it's shallow or just a passing phase based on our circumstances.
But when was the last time you really encountered a happy person? A happy Christian?
I say happiness is getting a bad rap. Happy is not so bad. Not a fake, "Well, praise the Lord and hallelujah, I just had my bunions removed, but God is good all the time and all the time God is good!!" type of happy, but a balanced, real person who is pouring life into you.
I was sitting in a church choir rehearsal a few weeks ago and I looked across at the other choir members for a moment. My eyes immediately settled on a middle-aged woman who looked so incredibly sad and defeated. I wanted desperately to see her smile, to see her enjoy singing and experience the way it can breathe fresh life into a soul. Now, I have no idea what she was going through or the circumstance that occurred before she walked into rehearsal that night. I realize it's pretty easy to be happy when life is all cotton candy and popcorn. And there are times when it is down-right inappropriate to be happy.
But, isn't it time to start acting and looking like we are the children of a very good King? Can't we claim happiness for once instead of complaining about politics, church situations, and anything else we can come up with?
I like happy people. Happy people don't take themselves so seriously. They know when to let go and let it ride. They have a way of making people breathe easier. I want to be a happy person. Mostly to my husband and children, because I think I am the least happy around them, to be honest. But that's another post...