#BigRead13: Day 40: Happiness

Each day we will select an extract from the Narnia novels, The Screwtape Letters or Mere Christianity, combined with a Bible passage (not necessarily restricted to Luke’s gospel), something to think about, a prayer, and an action (usually from @40Acts).

Wed love it, if youre blogging, that you draw attention to other resources online that we can also connect with. 

Mere ChristianityC.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there.”

Bible: 2 Corinthians 5:5 http://bible.cc/2_corinthians/5-5.htm

Think: How far do we attempt to pursue ‘happiness’ rather than a whole life with God?

Pray: Thank you that you wish for us to have a whole and fulfilling life with you, and that it’s so much greater than our earthly conceptions of ‘happiness’.

Action: Access the news (newspaper, TV, online, etc,) and pray for a story – good or bad.

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