There is a big differene between the happy message and life being about happiness as a Christian and then what comes from a lifetime of walking in the Spirit. Just being happy is not really anything related to having fruit in your life that goes way beyond just feeling good all the time. Love, joy and peace..if you just focused on those three..is way deeper then just being happy. It is the same thing applied when we think of fun and being around others. Living for “a good time” can easily be mistaken for the ache in us to really connect with others. Fun comes out of an overflow of something cultivated on the inside..so the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks..that is different from just trying to have fun.
The deeper we go in these questions the more we can realize that a lot of language that sounds true is not truth or is only a part of it. I seek to go deep into these things.