CCW95AJosh, you are asking a lot of question that can not be answered with in a few sentences. "Happiness" is based on the "circumstances" of life. If every thing is going your way, you are happy. If every thing is not going your way, you are unhappy. Christians deal with "joy" which has nothing to do with the circumstances of life. Joy is a fruit of the Spirit that a person gets when they accept Jesus Christ as their savior. A person can have joy even when every thing in their life is going wrong. God does not have "happy" he has "joy" which is where our joy comes from. Even though the Lord has joy, he also takes no "pleasure" in the death of the wicked when they perish. The Lord God does have senses, that are very similar to our feelings as human beings. The reason why we have "emotions" is because we made into God's image and in his likeness. God is not like man, man is like God.
The Lord wants (desires) all men to be saved, but not all men will be saved, because the Lord has given man a free will choice to either choose life or death, and man will suffer the consequences of his own decisions weather it be good or bad. God is perfect because he already knows all of your actions, and thoughts you will have before you were born. Since God lives outside "time", yet he is very aware of our situations in this time based world, and he desires you to discover every thing he has prepared for you before the world began. I want to know what these things are for me, so I search the scriptures until I find what these things are and then believe them so I can have them. The Lord gets great joy when his children prosper, and have joy, just like any other earthly father with their own kids.
Thank you for your response, unfortunately your answer kind of confused me more..
You didn't seem to answer my question as to how a perfect being can have happiness and instead replaced happiness with joy, and redefined joy from a singularly Christian perspective, as opposed to the definition the rest of the world accepts for the word. Now please let me rephrase, as with all things in this world, there are dichotomy: light and dark, good and evil, happiness and unhappiness. So if a being can have happiness, then it can also have unhappiness, unless of course all of the rules of the universe that we have as of now found mean nothing to the creator of said universe. In which case how can we say anything for certain about God? I get the feeling that we determine the features of God based both on the scriptures written and how we as humans interpret the world. If we start saying that God cannot be defined in any fashion, and/or does not exist by any of the rules that He created, there really can't be any answers..
I'm sorry but could you please elaborate on the contradiction that appeared in your answer:
1. "God does not have happy, he has joy, which is where our joy comes from...". If we get joy from God, then where do we get happiness from? God? If so, then wouldn't God also have happiness? In which case, my original question remains unanswered. If not, then where does our happiness come from? You said before that the reason we have emotions is because God sense "that are very similar to our feelings as human beings..." and is the reason that we have emotions. Our happiness must come from somewhere, but where..
Please do not take my questioning as an insult to your response, I mean only to directly answer the questions that I have and avoid becoming more confused.