How to become a happy Christian

Hey guys! Why are some Christians outthere so happy and they seem so peaceful all the time, even while they’reexperiencing problems in life? While on the other hand there are Christians that just seem to be depressed and they have problems and issues with everything and everyone and you can clearly see that they’re carrying these heavy burdensthat are stealing their peace and their joy, They just seem so negative, all thetime. What is the difference between them? What is the secret to enjoying andhaving life in all its fullness and to experience that peace in your heart thatsurpasses all understanding even in hard times? Well that’s what we’re gonna lookat in this video, let’s get to it. Now just very quick, if its your first timehere on my channel, I’m Daniel and Welcome to DLM Christian Lifestyle. Consider subscribing and also clicking that notification bell, so you won’t miss any of the next videos. Now, how can you be happy all the time as a Christianin this world, even while you experience hard times? That is what every humanbeing wants, a life of happiness but happiness is an emotion, it’s a feeling that you have and feelings change all the time. What you are really looking for.What you really want is peace, eternal peace. This deep peace in your spirit that surpasses all understanding that is there even while you go through difficult times, in this life. But here’s the thing, that peace is only possible with God.

Not with money, not with success, not with a career not with drugs, not with shopping, not withrelationships or any other thing this material world can offer you. You willalways be hungry for more, thirsty for more to try and fill that hole inside ofyou but Jesus says in John 4 verse 14 “but whoever drinks of the water that Ishall give him will never thirst but the water that I shall give him will becomein him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. Your soul needs to find its rest in God Himself. He’s the only one that can giveyou eternal peace and rest for your soul. Jesus says in Matthew 11 verse 28 to 30,”Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest, take my yoke upon you and learn from Me. For I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” This is so beautiful because all He says is come to Me. He invites us to come to Him but many Christians don’t, they just carry all these burdens and problems andyou can see how they just go from one place to the other place with all theseburdens and they don’t bring it to God. But God promised us peace. He says inPhilippians 4 verse 6 to 7 “be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayerand supplication with thanksgiving. Let your requests be made known to God andthe peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts andminds through Christ Jesus.” So its the peace of God that guards the hearts and the minds of Christians and that is why you see those Christians that look sohappy and peaceful all the time what you’re actually seeing is God’s peacethat surrounds them. That guards them because theycontinually talk to God and they fully trust Him with their lifes but there’salso something else here He says here in verse 6 “be anxious for nothing” and Jesusalso says this in Matthew 6 where He says “don’t worry”. But then why are somany Christians out there worrying and anxious and stressing about their lifesand this is very important, so listen up.

It is because they have not yet reachedthe point where they have fully surrendered every single aspect of theirlifes to God. Many don’t even know that they have to do it because they don’t study God’s word, they just go and listen to preachers that don’t even teach thesedeep truths of Scripture anymore. All preachers like Billy Graham and even mydad used to preach about these things about fully surrendering to God and youcould see how it changed people’s lifes. So what does it mean to fully surrenderto God? Because that is the secret to true happiness which is actually eternalpeace. Well, let me explain it this way. First, when you become a true ChristianGod opens up your spiritual eyes and you can understand spiritual things and youbelieve in Him and you give your heart to Him and God justifies you, you becomea Christian a reborn Christian and it gives you the Holy Spirit to come andhelp you and to guide you, but you still have a long road left on this earth aroad of sanctification, you’re like a new spiritual baby but the Holy Spirit helpsyou and guides you to grow spiritual and to become more Christ minded and to livefully for God. Remember in the previous verse Matthew 11 verse 28 to 30 afterJesus says that He will give us rest what does He say? “Take My yoke upon youand learn from Me and you will find rest for your souls.”Now remember I’ve said this in previous videos as well but what is our soul? Itis mainly our intellect our emotions and our own will and so all those parts are soneed to come in rest in God.

How and when does our soul come and rest in God? It usually happens after you became a Christian, after conversion, and I’mtalking here about fully resting in God and for many people it’s years afterthey became a Christian where they find this full rest in God. When you come toGod for the first time to become a Christian you find a certain amount ofpeace some rest but that rest is for salvation. We havepeace in Christ because you know you are saved. But Jesus says take My yoke uponyou and that means to fully surrender to God’s will and plan for your life andJesus showed us this by an example where He submitted to the Father’s will inLuke 22 verse 42 and He said, “Father if it is Your will take this cup away fromme nevertheless not my will but yours be done” And now Jesus asks you the samething to fully surrender your life to God’s will and plan for your life. Thisdoesn’t really have anything to do with going to heaven, this is about your life, right here on earth, that you still have left, it’s your life before you go toheaven. So how do you do it? How do you fully surrender to God? Well you go to Him and you talk with Him and you just pray. “God I want to fully surrender everyaspect of my life to you, I want to walk in Your will. Reveal to me what is mypurpose on earth while I’m still alive what do you want me to do with my life?Because I trust Your plan for my life because You know everything, You knowbetter than I do and You know me better than I know myself.

surrenderingyour whole life to God is so important for spiritual growth and you can clearlysee the difference between people who are fully surrendered to God and toChristians who haven’t done it yet. Christians whohaven’t fully surrendered to God’s will in every aspect of their lifes. Alwayshave …….. in South Africa we usually say this guy has issues always issues or thisgirl always has issues, so Christians who have never fully surrendered to Godalways have issues then they have issue of this thing or that church or thisperson or this friend or that brother or there’s always problems. They are nevercontent with things as they are but then something huge happens when that personfully surrenders to God’s will. When that person takes the yoke of Jesus 100% onthemselves and trusts Him, it is then when your soul comes at rest at thefeet of Jesus and then your soul is not restless anymore but it is calm and itwaits on the Lord even in the Old Testament we can see that some of thegodly men knew this rest in God. Psalm 131 verse 1, “Lord my heart is not ahaughty nor my eyes Laughton first tooth surely I have come and quieted my soullike a weaned child with his mother like a weaned child is my soul within me.

O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forever.” So to take His yoke upon you move with Him, He guides you and you’reasking God reveal to me if there’s anything here in my life that is notaccording to Your will, is there something that I haven’t yet fullysurrendered to You? This is not a passive decision it is an active decision where you choose to follow God’s will, where you move with Him and you wait upon Himfor direction in your life of course you still have your own will but that willis now under the will of God. If this happens, you feel free, you feel light and you feel filled with God’s peace and the Holy Spirit and now He can fully use youas He wants to and He knows exactly what you’re capable of because He’s the onewho made you, He gave you the gift that you have to use for His glory. If youhave not yet fully surrendered to God you will not find that peace, you willnot experience that full rest in your soul. Because you don’t fully trust Godwith your life, you’re not letting go of your burdens, be honest with yourself. You know people asked me on the other channel that I have, DLM ModelLifestyle, they asked me Daniel how do you handle stress and how can I evenstart to try to explain to them that I don’t experience stress the same waythat they do because I trust God with my whole life. I have fully surrenderedevery single aspect of my life to Him and even when I am supposed to have orfeel stress, I don’t. Because I have that 100% peace in my heart that comes fromGod and that peace surpasses all understanding I can’t even explainmyself fully surrendering to God changed my whole life and I know my identity inChrist and also my purpose in His world. Even two years ago when my father diedto cancer, of course I was sad, you know, on an emotional level, but I still had peace in my heart. Because I know that God can seeeverything, He knows what He’s doing. I trust in God’s plan for my life. You know,I am that stage of my life where I’ve realized that everything I need comesfrom God and I’m content with whatever He brings on my path or whatever Hegives me I am fully content I don’t carry heavy burdens because Ifully trust in God’s promises. God took away all those burdens I had. I am free. Totally free and it’s interesting, because the only desire I now have in myheart is to get to know Him more and fuller.

I just want to know God. I wantHim to reveal Himself to me more and more, to grow closer to Him. Do you have that desire in your heart? Do you want to know Godfuller? Then go to Him and fully surrender every aspect of your life toHim and say: “God, not my will be done but Your will be done in my life” andsometimes there are one or two big things that a person wants to hold on to. It can be some kind of sin or it can be things like the decision of who you wantto marry, where to live, what career you have but you need to come to a pointwhere you realize that God knows better than you, He can see the future becauseHe doesn’t live in time, He can see all the ripple effects of your decisions andusually if you move outside of the will of God it never ends good and then youpray again to God to help you in this situation that you have found yourselfin and He needs to come and repair the bad decisions that you’ve made becauseyou chose to move outside of God’s will but you know you can trust Him becauseHe is gentle, He is lowly in heart. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Hewill never take you through unnecessary hardship and if He does allow certainhardships over your life, it’s because He wants to teach you something and if yougo through that a hardship while you trust God you will come out the otherend stronger. Now, I want to invite you in the name of Jesus Christ, to surrender every single aspect of your life to God. and say not my will but Your will bedone. Now remember God loves you and I love you too. Bye

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