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The Bible Never Said That

with Chara Donahue

Episode 18: Half Truth - "God Would Want Me to Be Happy"

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This is one of those half-truths. God wants us to be happy. He also wants us to be holy. It’s not an either/or, it’s a both/and.

In this episode, Chara helps us understand how to think about our happiness and what God does and does not desire for us.

Verses Referenced: Psalm 37:4, Galatians 5:16, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, 1 John 2:17, Psalm 37:9-11, 1 John 2:17, Ephesians 1:7, Philippians 4:4, Romans 15:13, Psalm 16:8-9,11, Hebrews 11:24-25

Articles Referenced:
10 Desires of Your Heart God Always Says Yes To by Chara Donahue
Christian Hedonism by John Piper, Desiring God

Book Referenced: Glorious Weakness by Alia Joy

You can find Chara at Anchored Voices | Facebook | Twitter

Episode Image Credit: Getty/Nadia Bormotova

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March 31, 2021
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Chara Donahue is a co-author of the Bible study 1, 2 & 3 John: Experiencing Transformation and is working on her next book. She is an adjunct professor at her local university, holds an MSEd, and is passionate about seeing people set free through God's truths. She is the founder and editor of Anchored Voices, and host of the podcast The Bible Never Said That, which you can listen to on Get in touch with her on Facebook or Twitter.
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