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Why are those most active in ministry the happiest people? Is it because happy people like to serve? Or because serving the Lord brings happiness? Thomas Brooks explains:

“God has made a separation between joy and idleness, between assurance and laziness; and therefore it is impossible for you to bring these together that God has put so far asunder. Assurance and joy are choice gifts that Christ gives only to laborious Christians. The lazy Christian has his mouth full of complaints, when the active Christian has his heart full of comforts.”

Dr. Jack Hughes, Facebook, June 2, 2015.