Happiness Is A Choice 11-20-19

As I sat here thinking that I had the topic for today’s message, for the second day in a row the Holy Spirit turn my plans upside down. So Let’s just bask in what and where the Spirit is leading.

Today’s Prayer

Father, today the prayer is short but oh so sweet. On behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ, thank you for answered prayer. Thank you for the way you order the steps of those that call on you earnestly. You change situations so there is no discord for those who truly have faith. Thank you for loving us even when we are missing the mark. Thank you for unconditional love. In the matchless name of Jesus I pray, AMEN.

Let’s Eat!

Happiness Is A Choice

I want all of you to know that everything God is reminding us of is short and all so sweet. Psalm 7:17 says: “I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.” 

I was reminded of a story a Pastor friend of mine told his congregation. A man was walking down the street and saw a man begging for spare change. He said to a beggar, “Good day my friend.”

The beggar answered, “Well, thank you, but I never have a bad one.”

The man responded, “Well, may God give you a happy life, my friend.”

And the beggar replied, “I thank God that I am never unhappy.”

The man was speechless. And the beggar continued, “When I have plenty to eat, I thank God. When I am hungry, I thank God. If it is God’s will for me to endure this, then whatever is God’s will for me makes me happy.”

He chose to be happy.

What do you want? Do you want to be happy? Then choose to be happy today no matter your circumstances…by praising God.


The thing about happiness is that you only know you had it when it’s gone. I mean, you may think to yourself that you’re happy. But you don’t really believe it. You focus on the petty stuff in life, or the next job, or whatever. It’s only looking back by comparison with what comes after that you really understand, that’s what happiness felt like. – 

Glenn Sterrett





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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