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    Have you ever found yourself wondering, How can I really be happy?

    We all have things that we think will make us happier, and it’s not necessarily bad to pursue them. But when these things become our top priorities, we can lose sight of what really matters and what really satisfies.

    In other words, sometimes our love gets out of order, and we put things first in our lives that really shouldn’t be there. God wants to help us change that so we can find the joy and satisfaction we are actually looking for:

    Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.

    Psalm 90:14 NLT

    In the Gospels, Jesus constantly teaches us to prioritize our relationship with God and other people. He knows that when we don’t, we become worn out, overwhelmed, angry, and discontent. 

    Ever the patient friend, he gently nudges us back to what will truly satisfy our souls, as he did with one of his good friends, a woman named Martha.

    Jesus continued from there toward Jerusalem and came to another village. Martha, a resident of that village, welcomed Jesus into her home. [39] Her sister, Mary, went and sat at Jesus’ feet, listening to Him teach. [40] Meanwhile Martha was anxious about all the hospitality arrangements. “Lord, why don’t You care that my sister is leaving me to do all the work by myself? Tell her to get over here and help me.” [41] [Jesus said] “Oh Martha, Martha, you are so anxious and concerned about a million details, [42] but really, only one thing matters. Mary has chosen that one thing, and I won’t take it away from her.”

    Luke 10:38-42 Voice

    Listen to our new Mini Quiet Time to learn with Martha how putting God leads us to find the joy and satisfaction we are really looking for.

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    This article was developed by the Deep Spirituality Editorial Staff.

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