People want to be happy. We pursue happiness with passion. But happiness does not come by looking for it. Eric Hoffer correctly stated, “The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.” Happiness is a by-product. It is the result of right living, of seeking something greater than one’s own interest.
Today’s List to Live By is in the form of a simple acrostic wishing you a “Happy New Year” from a spiritual perspective. And offering 12 ways to experience both happiness and joy.
Hold fast to your Faith (1 Cor. 15:2).
Assemble weekly with your church Family (Heb. 10:25).
Pray every day (I Thess. 5:17).
Purify your heart from worldly lusts (2 Tim. 2:22).
Yield not to temptation (1 Cor 10:13).
Never give up (1 Cor. 15:58).
Examine yourself spiritually (2 Cor. 13:5)
Walk in love (Eph 5:2).
Yield your will to God’s will (Heb 13:21).
Enthusiastically live each day for the Lord (Col. 3:23).
Add the Christian graces (2 Peter 1:5-7).
Read your Bible daily (Ps. 119).
To all of our dear friends and readers of ThePreachersWord, Norma Jean and I sincerely wish for each of you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman
5 responses to “Friday’s List To Live By #21”
Ken, Through the pandemic this past year many have had to abide at home for days, weeks, and months on end. I know your blog has been a godly source of spiritual information. You have challenged us to think, ponder, meditate, and contemplate what you have written and I believe it has reflected light from the only source that can change us and save us…Jesus Christ. Thanks for your efforts and may the Lord continue to bless you and Norma during the coming year, should God in His marvelous grace provide that time
Thanks, Brownie for your kind and encouraging words. May God continue to bless you and Nancy in your ministry.
I agree with Brownie Reaves, your daily blog has been both inspirational and encouragement to me throughout the year. Look forward to checking each day to see your post. Happy New Year to you, Norma Jean, and your family!
Thanks, Peggy, for being such a faithful reader and a kind encourager. I’m glad you find the posts helpful. Happy New Year.
Happy New Year to you and your family also, and may God continue to bless you as you serve Him.