God's Formula for Genuine Happiness

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Hannibal Books, 2007 - 96 pages
Have you ever wondered how happy you really are? Questioned what it means to be genuinely happy? Or thought about exactly what you'd need in order to feel that way? Whatever you think of your current degree of happiness, you'll be encouraged by the simple, profound truths waiting within this book. Inside, Dr. Dan Crawford reveals the three clear-cut, scriptural ingredients to being happy. But he doesn't just list what it is you'll need; he illustrates each ingredient with the collected wisdom of philosphers plus extraordinary stories from ordinary people. Each reading of this little book will proabaly find you an immediately happier person. And yet, long after laying it down, you shouldn't be surprised to find its deep truths still at work, brnging you a bit closer to living, yes, happily ever after. The author, Dr. Dan R. Crawford, is senior professor of evangelism and missions and occupant of the Chair of Prayer at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where he and his wife, Joanne, reside. He travels and ministers internationally and is the author of 15 other books.
 

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TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART
17
LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING
37
IN ALL YOUR WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM
54
HE SHALL DIRECT YOUR PATHS
71
CONCLUSION
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Page 24 - The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart' (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Page 12 - have now reigned above fifty years in victory or peace : beloved by " my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. " Riches and honours, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, " nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my " felicity. In this situation I have diligently numbered the days of " pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot : they amount " to FOURTEEN : — O man ! place not thy confidence in this present
Page 14 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him, And he will make your paths straight.
Page 21 - But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that He will yet deliver us...
Page 24 - Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

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