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Be Happy:Stay in Touch with Your Source
February 11, 1990
I've been preaching a series of sermons for the past several months
entitled "Be Happy:Anybody Can". Biblically based, solidly based on
the word of God from the book of Philippians. Today we are in chapter
4 verse '19. Or,,e of the greatest chapters in all af God's word. Basically
ali unhappiness is a result of trying to get your needs met by personal
relationships or earthly possessions. I want to say that again so that you
will get it. Basically, ali unhappiness is a result of trying to get your
needs met by personal relationships or earthly possessions.
In other words, putting your personal happiness into people, things or
circumstances. And as a result coming up disillusioned, disappointed,
and despairing in happiness because your happiness has been misplaced.
There is a new series on television that begins tonight on Elvis - the King
of rock and roll. And I am sure that if you watch that series you will
see this young man in his rise to fame and fortune and the events of
his life , incredibly successful, unequaled king of rock and roll and yet
no matter what they say about him - there wili be that shadow over his life of the
fact that he never knew real personal happiness - he died lonely, alienated
unhappy, from an overdose of drugs. He is a classic example that you
cn have it all and yet on the inside where it reaiiy counts, be unhappy.
There is an elite rehabilitation center in California that is called "Rancho
Mirage". It's where people go who have alot of money. who have problems.
It was started by a man by the name of Firestone who was the king of the
tire and rubber empire and he was a man who had fame and fortune and
yet because of alcohol and other problems, could not find happiness, and
he started this to help people who through fame and fortune could not
get a handle on life. And who struggled with things d ...
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