Anthems: Week Two

In the second week of the “Anthems” series, Pastor Nate Gagne compares the song “Happier” by Marshmello to Psalm 67. Often times, we think God’s objective is the same as Marshmello’s, “I want you to be happier”. We pray for things that are selfish but will make us happier, we curse God when things happen that make us sad. As we see in Psalm 67, God’s objective is for us to be blessed & to turn around & use those blessings to further His kingdom message. If you’ve ever worked on a group project or tried picking out a piece of furniture with your family, you’ll soon find out fulfilling 4 people’s ideals is impossible, can you imagine if God tried to make all 8 billion people happy ever day? The more we ask God to make us happy, the less we are thinking about what He’s called us to do which is reach those who don’t know Him. The more we realize that God wants to bless us so that we can show His love to others, the more our happiness will stem from what’s happening around us rather than within us.