PROVERBS 4:23 NIV 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the well spring of life.
MARK 7:21-23 21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come - sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.
LUKE 6:45 45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For from the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.
1. THE BENEFITS OF A MERRY HEART.a. A merry heart MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER.
PROVERBS 15:15 MSG 15 A miserable heart means a miserable life; a cheerful heart fills the day with song.
1. THE BENEFITS OF A MERRY HEART.a. A merry heart MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER. b. A merry heart MAKES YOU LOOK BETTER.
PROVERBS 15:13 (NASB) 13 A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, but when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.
1. THE BENEFITS OF A MERRY HEART.a. A merry heart MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER. b. A merry heart MAKES YOU LOOK BETTER. c. A merry heart MAKES THE CHURCH LOOK BETTER.
1. THE BENEFITS OF A MERRY HEART.
2. HOW TO HAVE A MERRY HEART.a. Be THANKFUL.
PSALM 100:1-5 1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
PSALM 103:1-5 1 Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
2. HOW TO HAVE A MERRY HEART.
a. Be THANKFUL.
b. Be CONTENT.
PHILIPPIANS 4:10-13 10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.