Message by Elisabeth Elliot
By MANDY SAELER
On a daily basis, what do you look to for happiness? A job well done? Fulfilling relationships? Making progress in personal pursuits? We live in a world where everyone is on a dynamic quest for happiness, in one way or another. While it’s true that a measure of happiness and enjoyment can be found in day-to-day life here on earth, as followers of Christ, our perspective on where and how to find happiness should be rooted in the God’s truth.
True happiness is found in Christ: knowing Him, suffering with Him, living in harmony with Him, and being made like Him. And thus, a godly woman is a truly happy woman. Listening to this message refreshed my heart in a simple, powerful way. It reminded me to keep a surrender heart, embrace the trials and challenges as friends, and pre-decide that my answer to Him will always be “YES.” As I listened to this message, I saw with fresh eyes what slight and fleeting happiness this world has to offer, and in light of that, the exceeding and eternal joy of living unto Christ!