Monday, June 8, 2015

Happiness is Doing What the Bible Says

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic have discovered that the Bible works. It is true if we follow it. Maybe they have come to faith in Christ or had a revelation. In fact, they may have an answer to real happiness.

Just as the Bible says, happiness or misery come mostly from the way I think. I am about as happy as I choose to be.

In 1974 I did research on how to "Equip God's people with the truth and skills of biblical living. I discovered that the Bible and basic Psychological ideas really overlap. I had thought Psychology was evil and anti-Christian but I was wrong. In my research I found it was powerfully good when seen through the lens of scripture.

For example, look at Philippians 4 and compare it with the article from The Mayo Clinic.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

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