In my seminary class this week, the professor shared a quote from C.S. Lewis that hit me. At LVBC, we often talk about how we're designed to worship God. When we worship other things, we live less than human lives. Here's how Lewis puts it.
God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on himself. He himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
Return to God in prayer and praise again and again this week, church family. In him is the source of your happiness and peace.