Ascension : From St Mary's Church
Submitted by The Islander (Islander Editors) 30.06.2011 (Article Archived on 14.07.2011)
What are some of the ways people use to try and be happy? Money, power, houses, clothes, cars, friends and the list goes on
St Mary’s Church
Ascension Island (Diocese of St.Helena)
ARE YOU HAPPY? - 8 KEYS TO A HAPPY LIFE
What are some of the ways people use to try and be happy? Money, power, houses, clothes, cars, friends and the list goes on. But how many can really claim to be happy even after attaining some of these things they thought could bring happiness? Ask the celebrities, the millionaires, the royals if they are happy! They may seem to be happy but are they?
Well, if the keys to happiness were easy to have, everyone in the world would be happy. Unfortunately, many despise the only keys that would open the doors to a life of happiness and satisfaction. The 8 keys we are going to look at are not a new discovery. They were put forward by the greatest teacher in history, many years ago. They are still valid to date. Happy are those who hear, understand and apply them in their lives.
Key 1: Realize The Need For A Power Beyond Them
We have to admit there is a higher power at work in the universe. They must be a Creator who is closely watching his creation. Happy are those who realize they cannot go through life without depending on their Creator. God made us; he knows what can make us happy. Those who come close to Him, he will come close to.
Key 2: Welcome Hard Times
Many people run away from trials, hard times, suffering yet such seasons are very precious. Tell me someone who made great accomplishments without ever going through any hard time! It’s in trials we discover ourselves and the best in us is able to manifest. We can always learn something from every pain.
Hard times make you strong and complete. They are stepping stones or building blocks to your destiny. And remember that they are seasons, they pass. The light always appears, the morning always comes.
By: Hirwa G Israel [ MORE KEYS NEXT WEEK]
The draw for the ADF took place on Saturday night at the Two Boats Club. The names of the lucky winners are shown further on in this edition of the Islander. Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to everyone who bought tickets. The amount raised will be published in the final ADF account when all events have been completed and monies collected. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. A special thank you to Delphia Leo for allowing us the use of the Two Boats Club for the draw.
Sunday Service— 3 July 2011
The service for Sunday, 3rd July 2011, will be a ‘Family Service’. The service will start at the usual time of 10.30am. Bring along the family and have an enjoyable service of song and prayer.
Have a safe and blessed week.
Church Wardens: Mervyn Isaac 6230 and Alan Nicholls 6232