1Tim. 1:11 in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.
I remember being in a service a number of years ago where there was an unusually powerful sense of God’s presence. Almost every one in that service was caught up in the beauty of His glorious presence. There was an inescapable joy in the atmosphere. There was laughter filling the atmosphere. There was laughter with tears, there was laughter with jumping, there was laughter with shouting, and of course those good old fashioned belly laughs were everywhere. Listening to those joyful sounds it suddenly hit me; these were the sounds of heaven. Heaven will be a place of extreme joy; joy that fills every crevice of our being. As I continued to listen to the joyful noise I remembered the scripture,
Psa. 2:4 “He who sits in the heavens laughs”.
Our God is a blessed or happy God. Here are some thoughts from Jonathan Edwards on the happiness of our Happy God.
“We often read of the Father loving the Son, and being well-pleased in the Son, and of the Son loving the Father. In the infinite love and delight that is between these two persons consists the infinite happiness of God. Proverbs 8:30, “Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him.” And therefore seeing the Scripture signifies that the Spirit of God is the love of God, therefore it follows that the Holy Spirit proceeds from, or is breathed forth from, the Father and the Son in some way or other infinitely above all our conceptions, as the divine essence entirely flows out and is breathed forth in infinitely pure love and sweet delight from the Father and the Son; and this is that pure river of water of life that proceeds out of the throne of the Father and the Son, as we read at the beginning of the Revelation 22: for Christ himself tells us that by the water of life, or living water, is meant the Holy Ghost (John 7:38–39).”
If you can follow what Edwards says this is the conclusion you come to; The happiness of God comes from His satisfaction that exists from His love that He enjoys with His Son. This joy and love is expressed through the wonderful Holy Spirit who is an expression of God’s love. Here is the good news; this happiness is now offered to all of us. I experience this joy through receiving the fullness of the Holy Spirit.