God's Keys to Happiness
A key ring with keys
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33). "Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart" (Psalms 37:4). "Honor your father and your mother...so that you may live long and that it may go well with you" (Deuteronomy 5:16). "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths" (Proverbs 3:6).
I have a lot of keys on my key ring. I have keys for my home, my school, and the church. Keys are very important to us, aren't they? I have to take these keys with me wherever I go. They won't do me any good if they are laying on the dresser at home.
God has given us keys that we need to take with us each day. Oh, you won't find them on a key ring. You will find them in the Bible. They are keys to a happy life!
How would you like to have a key that would open a door so that you would never worry about what you are going to eat, or drink, or what you will wear? Well, you do! The Bible says "don't worry about what you eat or drink or what you will wear, but seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." The key is to seek God first, not things.
How would you like to have a key that would open the door to the future so that you would know what to do and what choices to make? You have it! The Bible says, "In all your ways acknowledge God and He will direct your path." The key is to always seek what God wants for your life, not what you want.
How about a key that would open the door to anything your heart desires? You have it! The Bible says, "Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." The key is finding our happiness in God, not in things!
Would you like to have a key that would open the door to a long and happy life? You have it! The Bible says, "Honor your father and mother so that you may live long and that it may go well with you." The key is for us to obey God's law and his law says "obey your parents!"
You see, God has given us the keys to happy life. It's up to us to use them. They are found in His Word and they won't do us much good laying on the coffee table at home. We need to take them with us wherever we go.
Dear Lord, thank you for giving us the keys that open the doors that we face every day. Help us to remember that we need to read your Word each day and use the keys that you have given to us. Amen.