Resources on Happiness

Resources on Happiness

Lasting happiness doesn’t happen by accident. It takes effort, and it takes faith in something that is bigger than you. The world tells us that we are all just here by accident, but purpose doesn’t happen by accident either. Without purpose, there is no happiness. Our purpose comes from the one who intimately created us to fulfill that purpose. Here are some resources to help you become the happy person that God created you to be.

Watch this messages from Pastor Mike: How To Be Happy Part 2

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Try the 31 Day Happiness Challenge.

For the next 31 days, read the book 31 Days to Happiness by David Jeremiah. You can find it on Amazon. The book is a look at history’s wisest and most successful man, King Solomon. It challenges readers to find what really matters in life. Solomon tested life’s haunting questions head-on. He tasted the fullness of life’s riches but found his answers in the last place he thought to look. If you thought happiness was only an empty hope, maybe you’ve simply been looking in all the wrong places.

Lasting happiness (or joy) is about more than positive emotions and circumstances. When we learn how to rely on God for our happiness rather than on our popularity, success, or comfort, we see our place in this world for what it is. The American dream won’t fulfill us. Romantic relationships won’t fulfill us, and wealth won’t fulfill us. We were created for a purpose, and it is to glorify God, not ourselves.

Philippians 3:8
Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ.

Commitments for the challenge:

1. Read one chapter from 31 Days to Happiness every day.
2. Read the daily passage from the book of Ecclesiastes.
3. Pray every day about the daily prayer topic.

As you experience victories through this challenge, send your stories to Pastor Mike: Here

 ChapterBible ReadingPrayer Topic
Day 11. Will the Circle Be Unbroken?, 1Ecclesiastes 1:1-7Heaven
Day 22. Bored to Death, 11Eccles. 1:8-11God's Love
Day 33. Trivial Pursuits, 21Eccles. 1:12-2:11Life's Meaning
Day 44. Careening Careers, 34Eccles. 2:12-23Our Desires
Day 55. Impressions About Life, 46Eccles. 3:1-8Meditate
Day 66. Insights About God, 57Eccles. 3:9-11God's Plan
Day 77. Read the Instructions, 68Eccles. 3:12-15Thank God
Day 88. When Justice Isn't Just, 76Eccles. 3:16-22Forgiveness
Day 99. From Oppression to Obsession, 85Eccles. 4:1-6Contentment
Day 1010. When 1 + 1 > 2, 95Eccles. 4:7-16Relationships
Day 1111. A God Who Can't Be Used, 109Eccles. 5:1-7Trust God
Day 1212. Governments Never Change, 119Eccles. 5:8-9Bravery
Day 1313. Dollars and Sense, 128Eccles. 5:10-20Finances
Day 1414. Money Without Meaning, 139Eccles. 6:1-6Generosity
Day 1515. Employment Without Enjoyment, 149Eccles. 6:7-9Work
Day 1616. Solomon Answers Your Questions, 159Eccles. 6:10-12Our Purpose
Day 1717. The Joy of Misery, 168Eccles. 7:1-4Pain
Day 1818. The Pleasure of Rebuke, 176Eccles. 7:5-6Self-Centeredness
Day 1919. The Hard Way Made Easy, 185Eccles. 7:7-9Perseverance
Day 2020. Time to Move On, 193Eccles. 7:10The Future
Day 2121. The Perspective of Wisdom, 201Eccles. 7:11-18Surrender
Day 2222. The Power of Wisdom, 211Eccles. 7:19-29Wisdom
Day 2323. Hard to Be Humble, 220Eccles. 8:1-17Humility
Day 2424. Dropping the "D" Word, 233Eccles. 9:1-10Death
Day 2525. Life Cheats!, 244Eccles. 9:11-18Injustice
Day 2626. Foolishness in Little Things, 254Eccles. 10:1-3Decision-making
Day 2727. Foolishness in Leadership, 264Eccles. 10:4-7, 16-19Leaders
Day 2828. Labor, Language, and Lunacy, 275Eccles. 10:8-15, 20Productivity
Day 2929. Life Is Uncertain: Embrace It!, 287Eccles. 11:1-6Change
Day 3030. Life Is Short: Enjoy It!, 296Eccles. 11:7-12:8
Day 3131. Life Is Mysterious: Examine It!, 308Eccles. 12:9-14