How to live a joyful christian and Happy life


There are ways, but some of it depends on us and some of it depends on God, so how can you be happy in this life?

Well, the beginning of that pursuit is found, not in things, people, or in a place, but in a Person and that is Jesus Christ. When we

trust in Christ, we can finally rest in the sovereignty of God; resting in the fact that

whatever happens, good and bad, all things work out for our very best (Rom 8:28). The happiness of the world is fleeting; it comes and goes. That’s because happiness is

based upon “happenings” and when what happens is not good, they lose their happiness, but when the believer runs into

trouble, they can rest in Christ, knowing that this world today can’t compare with what’s coming (Rom 8:18). They are happy knowing that God’s got this, whatever “this” is.

Happy in Family.
The times my children and I jumped into a leaf pile; and the time they plait my hair and

said mummy your hair is fine.They loved it. You might think mummy didn’t like it, but it was one of the most joyful times of our

mummy-children times. They laughed themselves to tears when Daddy said, “mummy looks pretty.” I had to laugh too.

Happy time
I and my children do go to the field. That’s where we use to play football.To me, that is

true happiness, but I had to make time to do this. We know that happiness is not found in things but in people.

First and foremost in the Person of Christ, but happiness is not so much found inside you; it’s found in others. Having a loving,

lasting, and meaningful relationship is what families are all about.

His Joy
We can be happy in Christ but we can also have the joy of the Lord. That’s a true source of strength (Neh 8:10), but unlike happiness

(which depends on happenings), joy is permanent fixture for the Christ. That’s because Jesus has given this joy to His

believers…and we’re not to lose it. This is joy is not of human origin, but is from Jesus Christ Himself.

The disciples were grieving the fact that Jesus was going way, but Jesus said “you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice.

You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy” (John 16:20), and even though “you have sorrow now, but I will see you

again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you” (John 16:24). That is the joy that remains in us; the joy of knowing Jesus.

Soul-Winning Joy
The late Prince of Preachers, Charles Spurgeon said, “To be a soul winner is to be

the happiest thing in life…” People have told me, and I can testify to the fact that, one of the greatest joys on earth is to bring people

to saving faith in Christ. To be a soul winner is unlike anything else. There is joy in heaven, we know, but we rejoice right here

on earth too! Of course, God does the saving (John 6:44), but He is pleased to use His children as a means to His ends, and that is

share Christ so that some may be saved. That brings both joy and happiness to the recipient and the one sharing Christ. It’s a win-win!

The Joy Before Us
How did Jesus endure so much suffering and yet keep His focus on the kingdom and

sill manage to keep His joy? The author of Hebrews answers that question by telling us to be “looking to Jesus, the founder and

perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the

right hand of the throne of God” (Heb 12:2). If you live with the joy that we have now and what joy it will be someday, it will help keep

your joy and remain happily contented. Thinking forward, into the coming kingdom, can serve to renew our minds; that is, as long as our eyes are fixed upon Jesus (Rev 21:1-2).

The Coming Glory
I believe no one has a suffering resume like the Apostle Paul. He apparently suffered

more than all the other apostles. He said he endured “far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings,

and often near death. Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one.

Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; on

frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea,

danger from false brothers; in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold

and exposure”
(2nd Cor 11:23-27). Even through all that, Paul never lost his joy, saying, “The God and

Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed forever” (2nd Cor 11:30). That’s praising God in the stormP

Praise Him in the Storm
How could the Apostle Paul endure so much suffering for Jesus’ sake? He knew that

“that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us” (Rom 8:18). Imagine the

day that he finally saw Jesus Christ in Person…in the kingdom? That’s coming for us too my friends. The suffering we face

today will not compare with the glory that’s coming tomorrow.

There no greater joy after we are born again than to participate in the birthing process of other people. God is the source of their new

birth (John 3:4-8), but we can be “midwives” and be witnesses to it. There isn’t just joy in us but in heaven too when even one sinner

repents (Luke 15:7). We all should be happy and full of joy just thinking about Jesus coming. I hope this can help you in your life

to look forward to the amazing joy that is coming someday; to finally see what that glory will be like would be too hard for me to

describe in words. Even now I crave that kingdom’s coming, for “we know that the whole creation has been groaning together

in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan

inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies” (Rom 8:22-23).
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