What makes your happiness quotient go KaZinga? Maybe it's about stuff and the accumulation of things. Maybe it's about family and the people you love. Maybe it's all about a feeling, that special something that's intangible. What sends your Happiness Quotient through the roof?
We all have those moments that send us through the roof on the 'Happiness' monitor. Finally driving away in that brand new car. Making it through all the car purchase hoops is definitely a reason for celebration. How about paying off your credit cards, or even better, paying off your mortgage. Now that's a real happy dance moment. The birth of a child or grandchild can send our happiness quotient over the moon. These, and so many more moments, are definitely high up there on the happiness scale.
The Word, however, assures us that our Happiness Quotient is (or should be anyways) based upon our Salvation through Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 1: 7-10 MSG
"Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making. He set it all out before us in Christ, a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth."
We aren't just free, and we aren't just barely free either. We are Abundantly Free! Hallelujah! Penalties gone! WaHoo! Punishments paid for! Thank you Lord! Yes! Abundantly free from all our bad deeds and mistakes. Jesus paid it All!
Plus! Yes, there's even more! Jesus has you covered in more ways than one. He has thought of everything possible. Everything from the deepest reaches of Heaven to everything here on planet earth. Everything that we could need. Divinely made plans created especially for us. Dude! Everything wonderful and amazing is summed up in Him.
Now that's something to shout about. This is a reason to do a Happy Dance (Yep. Just like David). Salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Salvation is where it's at; all the way at the very tippity top of the Happiness Quotient scale.