Happiness Level Four – Joy In This Life

Happiness Level Four not only brings us eternal happiness in the life to come, but joy and happiness in this life. Level Four happiness is felt in the soul, in the depths of our being. It is a peace that passes understanding and the serenity of a good conscience. No person can snatch if from us. No circumstance can cancel it out. Because it is spiritual in nature and comes from a real union with Christ and the whole communion of saints, it is a secure and abiding happiness.

It is characteristic of God and His Angels, when they act upon the soul, to give true happiness and spiritual joy, and to banish all the sadness and disturbances which are caused by the enemy.

– St. Ignatius Loyola
PRAYER:  Lord I know that nothing can separate me from your love. You are with me in every circumstance and challenge. The Holy Spirit is my Advocate before the Father. Help me to listen to your voice and thoughts of encouragement and hope. Help me to recognize and reject the assaults and lies of the enemy of my human nature, and hold fast to your consolations.

APPLICATION:  Today, I will reject any thoughts of sadness and discouragement and replace them with thoughts of gratitude, optimism, and hope.

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