8.16.2011

False Advertising

August 16, 2011

Many of us are on an ongoing search for HAPPINESS. We look for it in the strangest places- in a new dress, a  pair of smoking hot shoes, in a new house, this man, that woman. Have you ever been guilty of the mentality of "if only he would yada yada yada, then I'd be happy" or "if she would stop yada yada yada, then my life would be perfect"? How many times do we acquire the thing that we are convinced is going to make us happy only to find that there is still a cavity deep down inside of us left nearly empty? Sure, we may be utterly overjoyed with the latest conquest for a little while, but it all too soon fades into the surroundings of our lives as not much more than unfulfilling clutter. Is there ANYTHING out there that can bring us true happiness?

Well, I believe there is. And I have the answer to real HAPPINESS. And here it is:
"Happy are people of integrity, who follow the law of the Lord. Happy are those who obey his decrees and search for him with all their hearts. They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths. You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully. Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect with your principles! Then I will not be disgraced when I compare my life with your commands. When I learn your righteous laws, I will thank you by living as I should! I will obey your principles. Please don't give up on me!" Psalm 119:1-8

When you focus your life on walking the path that God has set before you, and turn your face to the temptations this world lays at your feet with it's false promises you will find happiness!

Don't be fooled by the different versions of happiness the world tries to sell you. Here are some slogans that we should believe:
A diamond God is forever!
A day without orange juice Jesus is like a day without sunshine.
Calgon Jesus take me away!
American Express. Don't leave home without Him.
Maxwell House. God is Good to the last drop.
Coke. It's He's the real thing.
Alka Seltzer. Plop plop, fizz fizz, oh what a relief He is!
L'Oreal. Jesus. Because you're worth it.
How do you spell relief? R-O-L-A-I-D-S J-E-S-U-S!



2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Great post! Absolutely - in Him is life. In Him, we will find joy and peace and real happiness. I loved the verse from Psalms - thank you for sharing!

Jen said...

What a great lesson. :)