Dedication to God Leads to Happiness…

For God is not unrighteous so as to forget your work and the love you showed for his name by ministering and continuing to minister to the holy ones.

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Being dedicated to Jehovah results in happiness because it involves the giving of ourselves. Jesus stated a basic truth when he said: “There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.”  Jesus fully experienced the happiness of giving during his earthly ministry. When necessary, he went without rest, food, and comfort so that he could help others to find the road to life.  Jesus found delight in making his Father’s heart rejoice. Jesus said: “I always do the things pleasing to him.”

Thus, Jesus pointed his followers toward a satisfying way of life when he said: “If anyone wants to come after me, let him disown himself.” Doing so draws us closer to Jehovah. Could we place ourselves in the hands of anyone else who could care for us more lovingly?

Dedicating ourselves to Jehovah and thereafter living in harmony with that dedication by doing his will brings more happiness than being dedicated to anything or anyone else. For example, many people devote their life to the pursuit of material wealth without attaining true happiness and genuine satisfaction. However, those who dedicate themselves to Jehovah find long-lasting happiness.

The honor of being “God’s fellow workers” makes them happy, yet their dedication is not to a work but to our appreciative God.  No one could be more appreciative of their self-sacrifice than he is. He will even restore his loyal ones to their youth so that they can benefit from his care forever.

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~ by DJ Camstar on 07/01/2017.

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