“Be glad; rejoice forever in my creation! And look! I will create Jerusalem as a place of happiness. Her people will be a source of joy.” (Isaiah 65: 18, New Living Translation)
God’s creation, the ideas He made, are all about happiness. Divine Love expressed its abundant goodness, tenderness, beauty, and creativity in a people and a world that are the very joy of His heart. This place that God made was built to be a place of contentment, of peace, of grateful exultation.
Know where you come from. You are a native of the joyful country. Your language is laughter and love. You have peace within and beauty around you. God has placed you in a precious place. He has chosen you be to the very witness to His own satisfaction. He has created you to unite with all ideas harmoniously, to be a living example of the fullness of His love and the constancy of His gladness.
We are built out of God’s own Love. We dwell in God’s heavenly affection and so we are happy–naturally, innately, immutably. It is our true state of being and it endures as it is expressed. When we honor our happy heritage, recognize that we are born of Spirit and not of matter, of Life and not of mortality, we can’t help but not only be happy, but share our joy with others, be a source of joy not simply a seeker after it.
God rejoices in His children, you and me, and this boundless joy is ours to receive and express. Look. Right here is happiness! Here’s looking at you!
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