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