by Glenn Mollette

The Formula for a Blessed Life
Glenn Mollette

The world is in search of happiness. Television and Internet commercials promote all kinds of ways to be happy.

People are in a search for fame. Some believe that enough fame will add to their happiness. Some strive for riches believing this will take away all their misery.

One couple spends unending days gambling. The bells of the slot machines and the lights and noise of the gambling hall seem to dispel the aching loneliness of their lives but just for a couple of hours until they return again.

An acquaintance recently told me he was living the American dream. I asked him what that meant and he didn't have an answer. Another acquaintance that owns part of business and works twelve hours a day said he was living the American dream. The privilege of work and income is truly only a dream for some in the world while often in America we take work and salary for granted.

Job 9.25 says, "My life passes more swiftly than a runner. It flees away without a glimpse of happiness." Job had lost it all and it seemed he would never again experience happiness. However, he would again have great prosperity and family
later in life.

Happiness is fleeting. We have it today and tomorrow is different but we can always have a blessed life.

Proverbs 10.28
" The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing."

Abraham is a picture of a blessed life. He had lots of circumstances that were tough in his life. Yet, as he as followed three simple steps he experienced tremendous blessings.

The bible says: Genesis 12

1Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee:

2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him th ...

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