"Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God. They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart."
(Ecclesiastes 5:19-20 (NIV)
We should be happy in the presence of God. We have Father God who makes us happy, and it is enough. Be grateful for whatever God gives you. Our part is always to be grateful for whatever we have. God wants to teach us to enjoy our lives now. Christians are different from this world because we have peace. Enjoying our spiritual life will teach us about everything in real life. Let’s put aside our problems and delight in the Lord today. We might be sick but we should enjoy life and the healing process as well.
The key of happiness is to treat every day as a gift of God. Today is a gift because we don’t have any guarantee that we are still alive till next week. Our lives are the most beautiful gift. God blesses us with health to enjoy the wealth. Don’t judge the sick. If we are healthy and able to enjoy life, enjoy it while we can. To enjoying life doesn’t have to be wealthy. Make ourselves happy first. If we are not able to love ourselves, we can’t love other people.
Seek God who is the source of blessings, not the blessing itself. We will not be happy if we only seek blessings because human never get satisfied. We are not able to be happy till we encounter our Creator. If we have wrong focus to only seek for the blessing, we will languish because joy can only be found when we are close to God. Enjoy life without doing sin. If we lose something today, we may feel less happy, but may not lose our happiness. As long as we have Jesus, we already have everything.
Excerpted from Ps. Philip Mantofa's Sermon, 13 May 2020, Youtube & Instagram Live