The Pursuit of Happiness - Cultivating Contentment

Series: The Pursuit of Happiness

Sunday, January 28, 2018 | By Gary Holmes

The Pursuit of Happiness - Cultivating Contentment

Lasting happiness comes from good relationships with God, others and self. The major path is via forgiveness and reconciliation. What are the major challenges for this journey? It involves the ability to cultivate contentment in our lives, regardless of our circumstances. The happiness that we all desire goes deep, and the Bible gives direction to that abiding peace, hope and joy for our lives.

Gary Holmes


Associated Scripture Passage(s):

Philippians 4:4-13

Philippians 4:4-13

4Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. 10But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. 11Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (KJV)

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