What Makes You Happy?

September 14, 2011 by Paul Chappell

I don’t know if angels ever yawn, but if they do, I would imagine they do it during most of our moments of greatest excitement—when our favorite team scores a touchdown, when we drive a hole-in-one, when our hunting bullet successfully finds its mark in big game, or even when our wives make our favorite desserts.

It’s not that angels are calloused. It’s just that they have something so much greater to rejoice in: “Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth” (Luke 15:10).

I’m thankful for the many pleasures the Lord gives us (which sometimes include sports, hunting, or food). But I want to find my greatest joy in what initiates the cheers of Heaven—the salvation of a lost soul. And I want to focus my energy in leading that soul to Christ!

I want my heart to reflect the heart of the Good Shepherd who will “go after that which is lost, until he find it…And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing” (Luke 15:4–5).

What about you? What makes you most happy?


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