Seeking happiness, peace, love, fulfillment,…. or Seeking God – Part 1 of 8

What is the purpose of life?

Who is God?

What is love?

How will I find happiness, peace and fulfillment?

Questions that we all ponder about in life, don’t we!

Let’s look at a definition, shall we?

Seeking’s definition:

  • The act of searching for something; “a quest for ???”
  • Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something.

What is your quest in life? What are you looking to achieve in life?
Lets look at a verse or two in the most famoust book of all times, 6 billion copies sold, over 40 authors, 168 000 is distribted per day. Have you read the block buster?

“How blessed and favored by God are those whose way is blameless [those with personal integrity, the upright, the guileless], Who walk in the law [and who are guided by the precepts and revealed will] of the LORD. Blessed and favored by God are those who keep His testimonies, And who [consistently] seek Him and long for Him with all their heart.” – ‭PSALM‬ ‭119:1-2‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Blessed mean superlative happy. Now substitute blessed with “superlatively happy” is “your name”. Has a good ring to it doesn’t it!!!!

Ok now that we have established where happiness comes from. Let’s establish the conditions for it.

Mmmm. A blameless life!!! Wowww who of us can claim that one?

Ok second who walks in His laws / testimonies. Ok so obviously there is my law and then there is God’s. Does yours make you happy??? Why are you reading this anyway?

And the last but not the least; seek Him with all, your heart. What do you really love? Soccer, nature, holidays, …? I guess it is like falling in love with that first love of your life. You just can’t get enough of that person!!! Does it say half ur heart? No all of it!!! No 95% or high averagers allowed, only 100% candidates. Real commitment hey? Are you up for it?

Remember happiness is the byproduct not the end goal. 😉 😉

So, is that the way you study your Bible? With all your heart? Some say it is God’s love letter to us. Sounds a bit cheesy? There may be some truth in that! Be one of the famous 6 billion who has a bible and has read it!

Email me to get in contact and discuss further – ctccza@yahoo.com

Or wait for part 2.

Happy reading!!!

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Walking in the light of Your presence


Key Verse

“Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, LORD. They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness. For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exalt our horn. Indeed, our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.” – ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭89:15-18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Key Words

  • Blessed 
  • Learned
  • Acclaim
  • Walk
  • Light
  • Pressence
  • Rejoice
  • All day long
  • Celebrate 
  • Righteousness 
  • Glory
  • Strength 
  • Favor
  • Shield
  • King
  • Holy One

Today’s Reading 

Psalm 89

“I will sing of the LORD’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.

The heavens praise your wonders, LORD, your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.

In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.

Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all humanity!” – ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭89:1, 5, 7, 14, 47‬ ‭NIV‬‬

How we see God greatly determines our commitment to Him, like the one guys said “How big is your God, is he bigger than your problem?”. Do I look for the good in God? Do I remember His wonders and what He did for His people? Does he deserve my praise? How often do you sing to God? If it does not come out of your mouth it dies not come our of your heart. 

Would you say you greatly fear God? I think fear or healthy respect shows up in our obedience. We seek to please God and make plans to do so. Is God your first priority in your schedule. How much time do you fit God and His work into your schedule? If you were to give yourself a point between one and ten, what would it be? Are you happy with that number?

Todays Prayer

Holy Father I praise your name this morning. As I listen to the bushveld birds singing it is truly amazing how they sing to You every day!!! May my voice reverberate like theirs every morning. May my schedule reflects my fear and respect towards you. May the decisions I make glorify Your name. Amen

Are you blessed ?

  • Blessed means happy (superlatively happy) Do you feel blessed?
  • Happiness is not the goal of one who seeks God but the “by-product”
  • To seek God you must do it with all your heart. Are you seeking God with all your heart or do you worry constantly?
  • Seeking God means to “keep His statutes” Do you know what God’s will for your life is ?

Do you have the secret of happiness and peace with you ?

“And now just think a moment what a blessed life that must be—the presence of Jesus always abiding. Is not that the secret of peace and happiness.” – Murray, Andrew