Joy: The Pursuit of Happiness AND Holiness

January 14, 2018 Speaker: Steve Garcia Series: Joy

Topic: Does God Want You to be Happy? Passage: Psalm 126:1–126:6

Question: Ironically, research shows that worrying about this is detrimental to your health.  What is it?
Answer: How much exercise you do! 

That IS ironic, isn’t it? It’s not healthy to worry about your health too much. But you know what’s good for your health? Joy. According to Harvard Health Publishing, “Positive emotions are linked with better health, longer life, and greater well-being. On the other hand, chronic anger, worry, and hostility increase the risk of developing heart disease.” 

Dang. If you’re feeling the need to cultivate joy, happiness, gratitude, service, and savoring God’s goodness, you’ve come to the right place. For the entire month of January, we’re talking about joy. The Bible says “The joy of the Lord is your strength” and here at Celebration, we traffic in joy.  This morning, Steve brings a message called, “Joy: The Pursuit of Happiness AND Holiness” from Psalm 126.