How to Have Happiness and Success – Psalm – 1

Instructions for Happiness and Success – Psalm – 1

Happiness and Success

This is a short psalm but has a powerful message. It shows you how to have happiness and success. This is God’s intention and plan for you. God’s desire is to bless you and make you happy. He is the source of your happiness and success but you have a part to play to experience His blessings. Look up for your blessings.

Practical Instructions for Happiness and Success

You should memorize this psalm because it is a simple guide for believers to appropriate divine life, happiness and success (Psalm 1:3). Your part starts with delighting in God and His Word. You do this as you meditate on the Word of God. Meditation is a powerful way to make an impact on your heart. It changes your heart, your emotions, your perception and your attitude.

According to attitude and actions this psalm identifies two types of people: the godly and the ungodly.

The Godly

The Godly = Those who love God and trust in God and His Word

The godly will act and experience blessings:

  • He is happy (blessed) – Psa 1:1
  • He does not listen to the counsel of the ungodly – Psa 1:1
  • He does not dwell and stand in the way of sinners – Psa 1:1
  • He does not sit down in judgment with scoffers – Psa 1:1
  • He delights and has pleasure in the precepts and instructions of Jehovah (Savior, covenant God, the Source of the promises) – Psa 1:2
  • He continually will focus and meditate on God’s Word – Psa 1:2
  • He will receive life from God’s river of life – Psa 1:3
  • He will be stable and what he does shall not fall away, fade – Psa 1:3
  • He will succeed and prosper in all he does – Psa 1:3
  • He is righteous (forgiven and justified) – Psa 1:6
  • The Lord approves of him – Psa 1:6

The Ungodly

The Ungodly = Those who are morally wrong, hostile to God and wicked

The ungodly will act and have unpleasant outcomes:

  • He feels worthless (chaff) – Psa 1:4
  • He does not experience any of the blessing of the godly listed above – Psa 1:4
  • He is not happy – Psa 1:4
  • He will not rise in the first resurrection  (stand in the judgment) – Psa 1:5
  • He will not be forgiven and justified (congregation of the righteous) – Psa 1:5
  • He shall perish – Psa 1:6

God has given us the choice between blessing and curses. It is up to us to choose what we will reap. (Deu 30:19-20, Gal 6:7-8) Follow the instructions in this psalm ans you will have happiness and success.

4 Simple Principles to Live by for Happiness and Success

  1. Who you spend time with will influence the results in your life.
  2. Trust God and His Word and you will follow Him.
  3. Meditate on the Word of God to receive life and wisdom.
  4. What you sow, you will reap.


© 2014 – 2019, Pastor Maurizio. All rights reserved.

About Pastor Maurizio

Maurizio Mingardi, in 1972, had an encounter with God that totally changed his life. From a scientist doing research in Quantum Mechanics and an atheist, Maurizio became a believer and a disciple of Jesus Christ. Then a spiritual journey began. He was filled with the Holy Spirit and later started Mount Zion Church of the Firstborn in Ottawa, Ontario. Maurizio has been in the ministry for more than 30 years and is presently the Senior Pastor of Mount Zion Church. He has also filled a number of executive positions in public and religious organizations. He has been elected President of the Evangelical Church Alliance Ministerial Fellowship of Canada. His goal is to help people to know God, discover and use their gifts and fulfill their destiny.
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One Response to How to Have Happiness and Success – Psalm – 1

  1. Robyn says:

    In the past, I didn’t choose my friends. They chose me. I’ve paid the price for that. Now I have better interpersonal skills and am careful how much time I spend with certain people. It means less friends. But at least those people truly care about me, even if it’s not as close a releationship as I’d like. I’m still learning how to deal with that part of my life journey and am more tolerant now than even a few months ago. Thank you Jesus for the comforting of the Holy Spirit!!!

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