3 Secrets to Being Happy


For many people, happiness is like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Even though they are constantly chasing it, happiness always seems just out of reach. They may try entertainment, money, pleasure, or power. But none of these can truly give you happiness. Where can you and I find happiness? 

Read on to learn 3 Biblical secrets to being happy.

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The Joy of the Lord Is Our Strength

“God made human beings as He made His other creatures, to be happy…They are in their right element when they are happy,” said Charles Spurgeon. 

God wants us to be full of His joy. This joy is our strength, fuelling our obedience and giving us hope. Without joy, our spiritual lives will wither and starve. Knowing this, one of the enemy’s chief tactics is to steal our joy. 

How does he do this? With his trademark deceit, the enemy offers us two charmingly wrapped lies. If we believe them, he can weaken or outright steal our joy.

Summer Reading Series: Excerpt from Created for Eden

Written by E. Neal Cameron, Created for Eden is a Bible study focusing on the story of Cain. Describing how Cain wandered away from the Lord, the author encourages the reader to walk more closely with the Lord.

E. Neal Cameron and his wife have served Christ in Canada and on the foreign mission field for 26 years. Along with the writing ministry God has given Neal, he continues to be involved in pastoral work and conference speaking in eastern Canada.

Eden was the land where God had placed Adam and Eve. It was here that they lived in harmony and intimacy with God and His purpose for their lives. In the Garden of Eden, Cain and his parents had experienced the fullness of God’s purpose until sin destroyed their fellowship.

The word “Eden” in the Hebrew language means “pleasure.” God placed Adam, Eve, and their children in the Garden of Pleasure and Delight. There is something very incredible about this. By placing Adam and Eve in “Eden,” God was showing them His purpose for their lives. God wanted to bless them and fill them with delight and satisfaction. He filled their lives with good things and chose to enter a deep and intimate relationship with them. There could be no greater satisfaction and fulfillment for them.

Though undeserved, Eden is God’s desire for His people. He longs to satisfy the deepest desire of your heart. He longs to become the greatest delight and pleasure you can ever know. His desire from the beginning of time was that we live in the Garden of Delight and Pleasure experiencing the fullness He has for us. He longs to fill us, and knows exactly what will bring us the greatest pleasure and delight.

God gives us many wonderful things in this world in which we can take delight. To limit pleasure to the things of this world, however, is to seriously misunderstand the fullness and satisfaction God wants to bring. He can fill us with more delight than anything this world could ever give. Our greatest pleasures will not be in what this world gives but in our Creator.

Only He can satisfy the true longing of our souls.

We do not deserve the fullness God wants to give. I fail daily in my walk with God–saying and doing things that displease Him. Were it not for His forgiveness and grace, I would have no hope. Although I am undeserving of God’s fullness, He created me to enjoy Him and find full delight and satisfaction in Him. I dare not add to my rebellion the sin of refusing to enter into this fullness.

To refuse the fullness of Eden is to be content with far less than He intends. It is also to sin against His purpose. I will never reach my potential as His servant if I do not learn to live in the fullness of His blessing and enabling.

Are we experiencing the delights of Eden today? Are we walking in the intimacy God desires for us? We were created for pleasure in God and His purpose. Have we settled for something less?
Are you walking with God and enjoying His blessings today? Learn more about God each week by worshipping with the friendly church family of Northside Baptist Church – Sundays at 11:00 am.
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Created for Eden is available on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.ca/Created-Eden-E-Neal-Cameron/dp/1537299182/