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Written by Ir. David Kurniadi for Pdt. Simon Irianto, S.Teks.   
Monday, 29 April 2013 13:47

Everybody wishes to have a happy and successful life. The Bible gives us the keys how to enter this kind of wonderful life. These “keys” are for any body that would believe and do the word of God. Psalm 37:3-4 gives us those “keys.”

 

“Trust in the LORD, and do good; so you shall dwell in the land, and verily you shall be fed. Delight yourself also in the LORD; and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”

The first key is “Trust in the Lord.” If we want to have a great life we must entrust our life to God. Trust in the Lord means to lean on, to rely on and to be confident in Him (Amplified Bible).

The present situation shows that in this world there is nothing we can trust or rely on. The global economic system is in critical situation. Economic theories only work for a certain situation. It is totally different with God’s promises which always the same true and unshaken in any situation. If we hold on God’s promises we will be safe and feel secured.

The word of God also gives us divine wisdom to pass through the difficult situation and makes us always enthusiastic and victorious. Stop to rely on man and on your own strength. God wants us to trust Him and rely on Him. Those who trust and rely on Him will overcome the situation and govern it; the situation of this world will not have dominion over him or govern him.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding.” (Proverb 3:5)

“Most blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and it shall not see and fear when heat comes; but its leaf shall be green. It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought, nor shall it cease yielding fruit” (Jeremiah 17:7-8; Amplified Bible)

The second “key” is: “Do good things.” Many people think that they can do good things only if they are in well condition. If they are in success and prosperity then they can do good things for others. But in difficult situation they can only think for themselves and don’t care about other people. Actually, the key of successful life lies on our concern upon other people. When we do good things for other, we actually are opening the gate of blessing for our own life. The story about the widow in Zarephath gives us illustration how God blessed a poor widow who shared her last meal with the prophet Elijah and God preserved her in time of tribulation (1 Kings 17:7-16). 

“He that has pity upon the poor lends unto the Lord; and that which he has given will He pay him again” (Proverbs 19:17).

God always pays again (with blessing) those who has compassion upon other people who are in need and difficulty. If we have compassion we will receive God’s mercy and loving kindness in time of trouble.

The third “key” is: “dwell in the land.” It means, be faithful. Faithfulness is the key toward God’s blessing. The story about Ruth illustrates how God likes very much and loves a faithful person. Ruth faithfulness toward God and her mother in law had made her became a blessed and respectable woman and found favor with God to become the ancestor of David and The Lord Jesus. Even her name was mentioned in genealogy of The Lord Jesus (Mathew 1:4). It was a great honor for this Moabite woman. If we want to be a happy and successful person we ought to be a faithful person in God’s sight, in our marriage, in our local church that watches our souls. I have witness so many people who have unhappy life and done when they are unfaithful either to God, to their church or to their marriage.  What’s the use if we seem successful but our family is broken, and our wife and children hate us because we have found unfaithful? Or what’s the use if we are successful in business and career but not become a blessing for our church or other people?

“A faithful man shall abound with blessings” (Proverbs 28:20)

The fourth “key” is: “delighted in the Lord.” We have to keep our divine joy to fill our heart and mind. Afflictions should not affect us to lose our joy. We will be more than conqueror if we can keep our peace and joy. We have to treat our problems as a “challenging game” that we must finish it with joy, enthusiastic and relax. With this attitude we can pass through our difficulties not with burdensome and easier to achieve our success. The enthusiastic and joyful person will be more creative, more prepare to face the challenge and more optimize. More over, our joy is an expression of faith that will draw God’s attention to bless us and give us victory. Remember when the Israelite shouted with joy, the Jericho wall fell down flat (Joshua 6:20) and when the people of Judah began to sing and praise, the Lord set an ambush against their enemies and gave them great victory (2 Chronicles 20:22)? The joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10).

“Rejoice in the Lord always (delight, gladden yourself in Him); again I say rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4)

If you apply these four keys of successful and happy life in your daily life, you will find that your life is not the same anymore. This is for sure!  (translated by dk)

 
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