Despite the fact that Jesus is fully human and perfect, he doesn’t treat us like “product,” but as his friends. In fact, he loves you so much that he gave his life to save you from your sin and death. And that’s something worth celebrating!
Would jesus be happy with us today?
It’s not surprising that many people have a hard time understanding how God is madly in love with them. Some people imagine an angry God, ready to zap those who break his laws with lightning bolts, while others picture a loving father who forgives their mistakes and gives them eternal life.
But Jesus offers a third option: He calls on his followers to be agents of change in their communities and countries. He wants them to bring his message of peace and love to a world that needs it. Instead of opting into partisan politics or ignoring it altogether, his followers are called to live as a counterculture, demonstrating new patterns for relationships between men and women, parents and children, and masters and slaves.
And in the midst of the chaos and hatred, they are expected to stand with those who are poor in spirit or being persecuted for the sake of righteousness, offering comfort and mercy. That’s what it means to say “yes” to Jesus—to choose to live by his model of compassion and care for the whole world. And that’s what makes him happy! In fact, the Bible tells us that God created humans to live with him forever—and it’s only through Jesus that we can have that eternal life.
Was Jesus Happy When He Was Suffering?
The Gospel is a world-changing, earth-shaking truth for life. No revolution is easy, and the Church and God’s people will often experience hardship. But this is not discouragement, it’s validation that God’s kingdom is advancing!
As we follow Christ’s example, we will experience a deeper joy in the Spirit that will help us endure hardship. Rather than seeking circumstantial relief, we will learn to look “unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross” (Hebrews 12:2). By focusing on future rewards and avoiding bitterness, we will be better equipped to serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear (see Hebrews 12:28).
We will also become steadier through suffering. When hard times come, we won’t be so quick to panic or bail out, but we will stay under the pressure and let God work it out. That is how He works things out for good, as we see in the examples of Job and Paul.
Finally, suffering allows us to grow in our love for Christ. As we experience His love in the midst of trials, we will be more able to share that love with others, especially those who are hurting. In addition, we will be able to see that the gospel isn’t an add-on option for our lives, but that it’s central to living a happy life in this fallen world. To find out more about how to live joyfully, please check out our free Bible study on The Way of Happiness.
Sacrifice My Own Happiness to Jesus
During Lent, many people are practicing voluntary sacrifice and self-denial in the form of prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and self-denial to commemorate Jesus’ 40-day journey into the desert at the beginning of his public ministry. Other religious traditions—such as Yom Kippur and Ramadan in Judaism, and the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Islam—also include ritual practices like these that encourage a disciplined focus on self-denial.
The Bible calls us to a life of self-emptying love that results in joy. This is not the kind of joy that comes from pleasure, status, or material wealth. Instead, it comes from the deep fulfillment of loving others, which requires that we genuinely sacrifice our own interests in order to serve them.
This love of others is the central theme of the New Testament—as Paul writes in Ephesians, “Let each of you look not to his own interest, but also to the interest of others” (Ephesians 4:29). We are called to give of ourselves to meet the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Generous giving is one of the sacrifices that pleases God (Romans 12:8). Another is service and hospitality, as described by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.
The marathon Jesus ran was a long one. It included a gauntlet of torture and suffering, culminating in a horrific cross and immeasurable shame. But he kept going because of the joy that was set before him in the end. Let us run that race, too, until we find the joy that sustains a life of sacrificial love for our enemies—just as it sustained our Savior throughout his unspeakable cross and shame.
How Does Life With Jesus Make You Happy?
How does life with jesus make you happy?
Christians know that happiness is not the reason for our existence or the purpose of this world. Christians are called to be different and to live a life that honors God in the midst of a needy world. Jesus calls us to a life that is selfless, loving, and peaceful. He spoke of this in the Beatitudes when he said “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” and in the Great Commission when he said to go and make disciples of all nations and baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus came to save this world from the evil of sin. He was able to accomplish this through his resurrection. This vindicated all that he claimed and taught and changed the way he wanted his followers to live their lives. It also enabled him to send the Holy Spirit who would bring a new life and power to his followers. This change is a radical one that requires courage and commitment to live out what he has called you to.
The pressures of this world that rob and destroy can be so strong that it seems impossible to find joy. However, this was not the case for Jesus and His first followers. They suffered persecution and even death but they found joy in their trials and tribulations because they knew that the ultimate end was far better than any temporary pain (Romans 8:28). This is the kind of joy that we can experience if we trust in Him and abide in him and if we allow him to guide our lives.
What Does Jesus Say About Happiness?
Happiness is the one thing all people want in life. Regardless of their culture, country or religion. When the angels declared “good news of great joy that will be to all the people” at Jesus’ birth, they weren’t talking about just any type of happiness. They were referring to true happiness, the kind that is only found in Jesus. The kind of happiness that brought the wise men to follow the star, the shepherds to greet Mary and her baby, Elizabeth to leap in her womb when she heard the good news, Simeon and Anna to rejoice in the presence of Christ. The kind of happiness that makes the world go round.
This happiness is a gift from God. It is not a feeling, but a state of being. It is a fruit of the Spirit, which means it comes to those who love God and remain obedient to His commands. It is a happiness that isn’t dependent on circumstances, but rather on the knowledge that God is good and that His goodness extends to everyone who loves Him.
It is the kind of happiness that can be possessed by anyone who believes in Jesus and accepts His free gift of salvation. It is a happiness that can be sustained through hard times. The Bible is filled with many verses about being happy, but the most important one may be this: “For those who trust in me, there will be joy in the presence of my Father.” (John 16:24) When we trust in Jesus, we are able to find true and lasting happiness.
Does Jesus Show Happiness in Icons?
Icons convey doctrinal messages to the faithful through their symbolic visual language. This language is not just about painting techniques or stylistic choices but also about the spiritual life of the people depicted. For example, icons of saints typically show them as calm and peaceful. They are portrayed as far removed from the emotions of human weakness and the vanity of the world and as possessing a joy that is more than just happiness but is a spiritual state that can only be found through obedience to God and his commandments.
This joy is communicated even in the details of the faces and bodies of the figures in the icon. For example, the eyes are shown as wide open to express the fullness of the grace and love that is poured out on the person. The hair is often portrayed as full and thick and the skin of monks, ascetics and bishops are painted with wrinkles to reflect their spiritual age. The use of colors is also very important. Gold represents heavenly glory, red symbolizes divine life and white represents the Uncreated Light of God (used in icons to represent Jesus). Icons also incorporate a certain amount of calligraphic text which names the person or event depicted.
Those who venerate icons believe that their prayers and worship of the images are passed directly to the saints and Mary that are depicted on them. This is why some icons are referred to as “wonderworking” and have even been reported to exude myrrh or perform miracles upon request by believers. Nevertheless, such reports are not considered to be evidence of the miraculous properties of the paint and wood and instead are interpreted as God performing a miracle through the icon in response to the prayer of a devout believer.
What Makes Jesus Happy?
What makes jesus happy
There is a reason the angels at Jesus' birth said, “Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Jesus brings the grace, peace, justice, and love of God to us, but He also carries joy. Joy is the natural fruit of living in union with the Son of God, whose joy exceeds all human happiness. He mirrors perfectly the infinite, holy, indomitable mirth of the Father. (Psalm 45:7; Hebrews 1:9)
The Bible tells us that the joy of the Lord is our strength. When we feel down, we need to remember that our happiness comes from serving God. When we act to make Him happy, we will find our own joy, too.
One thing that makes Jesus happy is when we worship Him and pray. He loves the people who serve Him, and He will reward them with life-long happiness. Another thing that makes Him happy is when we give thanks. Paul never seemed to stop thanking God for the church (Eph 1:16), and this made Jesus very happy!
Finally, what makes Jesus happy is when we believe and accept that He offers total forgiveness, true belonging, and eternal hope. He is the only one who can offer this joy. This is why the wise men were so overcome with happiness when they saw the star pointing to Jesus. Mary, Elizabeth, the shepherds, Simeon, and Anna, and many others experienced similar joy at His coming.
Is Jesus Happy Or Say on Cruxification?
The cross is not the end, but the beginning of our salvation. It is the place where Christ bore the full wrath of God against sin so that our debt could be paid in full. That He rose from the dead three days later proves that He is who Scripture says He is – God’s Son, our Savior. Without the resurrection, Jesus’ death was a tragedy; with it, He was victorious.
The crucifixion was a horrible ordeal. He was stripped of his clothes, then beaten severely, and finally nailed to the cross. The nails went into the flesh and bone, making it very painful. He would have died from heart failure or asphyxiation because of a crushed chest or broken ribs, a shattered jaw, a ruptured lungs, and the loss of blood that would have caused his heart to stop pumping.
He cried out loud, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” It is likely that these were his last words. The Gospel writers record that he did not speak again until He was lifted up from the earth.
The soldiers made a crown of thorns and put it on His head. He was mocked as King of the Jews. He bled from the many blows and from being nailed to the cross.