How to Have Better Relationships By Bettering Yourself (Relationships Part 5)

8/28/2016

HOW TO Have Better Relationships By Being Better Yourself!

The Habits of Happiness

PHILIPPIANS 2:12­18

FIVE WAYS WE OFTEN LOSE OUR HAPPINESS     Antidote

  1. Fearing that we’re alone   vs. 13
  2. Fretting & fighting over small stuff vs. 14
  3. Feeling guilty or ashamed vs. 15
  4. Forgetting God’s promises vs. 16
  5. Focusing only on ourselves vs. 17­18

“You must continue to WORK OUT your salvation with fear and trembling, (with deep reverence & humility) for it is God who WORKS IN you to both to will and to act according to His good purpose.” Phil. 2:12­13

FIVE WORKOUTS FOR A HAPPY HEART

  1. REMEMBER GOD IS IN ME, WITH ME, FOR ME!

“For God is always working IN YOU, giving you both the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases him.” Phil. 2:13

Jesus: “I will not leave you as orphans; I will be WITH YOU… and you will realize that …you are in me, and I am in you!” John 14:18­20

“If God is FOR US, who can defeat us?” Romans 8:31

  1. ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL & NEVER COMPLAIN!

“Do EVERYTHING without complaining or arguing, so that no one can speak a word of blame against you.” Phil. 2:14­15a

“In EVERYTHING give thanks: for this is God’s Will for you in Christ Jesus.”    1st Thessalonians 5:18

  1. KEEP A CLEAR CONSCIENCE

“You are to live clean and pure lives as children of God in a broken and corrupted generation. You are to shine like stars, lighting up a dark world!” Phil. 2:15

“HAPPY are those who live pure lives, who follow the Lord’s teaching, keep his rules, and who try to obey him with their whole heart.” Psalm 119:1­2

“What happiness for those whose guilt has been forgiven! What joys when sins are covered over! What relief for those who have confessed their sins and God has cleared their record!” Psalm 32:1­2

  1. MEMORIZE & LIVE OUT GOD’S WORD

“Hold tightly to the Word of Life …” Phil. 2:16

“Your principles make me HAPPY, so I NEVER FORGET your Word.”        Psalm 119:16

“Lead me in the path of your commands, because that is where my happiness is found.” Psalm 119:35

  1. SERVE GOD BY SERVING OTHERS

Mark 8:35 …whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.

Mark 10:45the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

“Your faith makes you offer your lives as a sacrifice in serving God. If I have to offer my own life as a sacrifice, I will be happy and full of joy. And you should be happy and full of joy with me too!”  Phil. 2:17­18

“Salvation can only be found in Jesus alone; in all the world there is no one else whom God has given who can save us.”  Acts 4:12

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