Mandy Baker Johnson

Living without Shadows


Happiness is sprawled on the sofa reading a good book, nibbling goodies and drinking something nice,
Having a date day with God to enjoy His presence,
Looking round a new city with Adi,
Going for a run by the sea or riding a horse through the woods in summer,
Praying and chatting with my ‘twin’ Elizabeth.

Happiness is devouring a new book by a favourite author, several hundred pages thick (mmmhhhhh),
Playing with Truffles the rabbit and seeing him bunny hop for joy,
Prayer meetings at church when God’s presence comes….
Enjoying fulfilment in a God-given ministry and satisfaction with my work,
Drinking a large mug of tea after a long journey.

These are some of the things that make me happy, inspired by today’s Five Minute Friday prompt. But that set me to wondering what makes God happy? He gave emotions, and feels happiness, just like me. So what makes Him happy? I love Him so I want to know what brings a smile to His face. This is worthy of diving into the Bible to see what happy treasures I find….


  1. That is a great question! I like how you turned that round to consider what makes God happy. I think it makes him happy when we trust him and when we show love to others.

  2. Mandy, the very things that make you happy make God happy, because when you enjoy His gifts y’all are sharing them back with Him.

    And Who doesn’t like to play with the stuff He gave away, in God…er, good conscience!

    He gives to us, and we can also give to Him.

    #1 at FMF this week.

  3. Mandy

    06/08/2016 at 11:48 am

    Thanks for your comments 🙂

  4. Love your list, and also the question, what makes God happy? I like Andrew’s answer, and also your idea of digging into scripture to find out.
    Right behind you at FMF!

    • Mandy

      06/08/2016 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks Anne, am quite looking forward to doing a Bible study on this. Although I’m sure it has the potential of pushing me out of my comfort zone!

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