How to be happy
(John 15:11 NIV) I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
God intended for us to lead happy lives. The happiness that we as Christians can expect is not the kind of transient happiness that comes when everything is going our way.
The kind of happiness that we can achieve when we apply the Beatitudes is an inner joy that can survive in any circumstance. The apostle Paul learned the secret of this when he proclaimed:
(Phil 4:4 NIV) Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!