Are you one who chases and idolizes the almighty dollar? I used to be that person, but I soon found out that pursuit never ends and there is never any rest. Once you get enough dollars, you find you want things, and you expect things to make you happy.
Things cannot make you happy.
Relationships make you happy, experiences that are uplifting make you happy.
The easiest and the most fulfilling way to happiness for me has been to pursue Christ. He is the author and perfector of my faith. He is the rock I can rely upon any time.
This weekend I will be leading about 250 4th, 5th and 6th graders during their Church lessons. This is one of the most uplifting and rewarding times for me. I get to see their faces and get immediate feedback as they see the things I set forward for them. This weekend I will be injecting two things into the lesson, 1) is a group verse memorization of Psalms 56;11, "I trust in God, I will not be afraid." and 2) my own story of redemption and my discarding that for other things. Then I will be leading the group in the prayer of salvation and possibly bring some kids into the kingdom.