In Acts 26:2 Paul, standing before King Agrippa says, “I think myself happy!” When he makes the statement he is a prisoner facing charges that could lead to death. Yet he says, he is happy.
He could have been discouraged but He chose to think himself happy. In Numbers 21:4 "the children of Israel journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way." And so it is with some of us, as we travel through the wilderness of life, we have become discouraged along the way. But like the Apostle Paul we can choose to be happy and enjoy the journey.
We can be happy that our sins are forgiven.
Psalms 32:1-2 (NKJV)Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered
We can be happy that we've been transferred out of Satan’s kingdom of darkness and translated into the kingdom of God’s dear Son.
Colossians 1:12-14 (NKJV)giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
We can be happy about being adopted into God’s family. We are members of his household!
Romans(NKJV)For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."
Ephesians(NKJV) Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.
Just think about that for a moment you are a member of God’s household. When you are member of a household you have access to what’s in the house. Imagine what ‘s in God’s house and recall the fact that he loves you. Remember Jesus said it’s the Father’s good pleasure to give us the kingdom. The kingdom of heaven is righteousness, peace and joy in addition to having our daily needs met. So rejoice and think yourself happy, you are a child of the most high God.