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Stepping Stones: What Would Make You Happy?

Stepping Stones: What Would Make You Happy?
December 6, 2009 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip
Yesterday I asked three people what it would take to make them really happy. “Getting that promotion.” “Getting that new car.” “Getting my spouse off my back.” How would you answer this question?

With your answer in mind, think about this; if your ship never comes in, if your dream never comes true, if your situation never changes, could you be really happy? If not, then you need to know what you have in your God; because you already have exactly what you need in Him. You have a God who hears you, the power of His love behind you, the Holy Spirit within you, and all of heaven ahead of you. If you have God, you have forgiveness for every sin, direction for every turn, a candle for every corner, and a Lighthouse for every storm.

Today, when you have that feeling you are missing something, confess any unconfessed sin. Then, reflect on how God can meet the need youyour struggling with. He has promised you He will. Don’t let Satan deceive you that He won’t. He died for your eternal need, He will provide for you now.In him, you have everything you need. Click here to share with the Stepping Stones community your thoughts on having everything you need.

Prayer
Dear Father God,
I thank You, Lord, for providing everything I need. I confess, Father, that I am guilty of always wanting more; more things…more stuff. I know this is not the pathway to happiness. I know the only times I feel truly happy and safe is when I am in constant communication with You. I pray that my greatest worry today be about losing my connection with You. I pray in the name of the one who died so I might have everything I need, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children said – AMEN!

The Truth
My God will use his wonderful riches in Christ Jesus to give you everything you need.
Philippians 4:19
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me–practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:7-9

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