George Swain, pastor of the Grace Brethren Church, Homerville, Ohio, authored a short piece in Friday’s Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch. A portion of the article appears below. Click here to read the complete story.
Happiness is taking a trip that leads to heaven
Being happy. It’s on everyone’s bucket list. Some people never seem to get there. For them trying to be happy is like trying to be taller. Impossible. Can’t be bought. Not inherited. Can’t find it by watching TV or surfing the internet. Studies show that those final things produce the lowest levels of happiness.
What is it then? It is a choice. It is to know the Savior and living within His favor. The secret is having Jesus in our hearts. Everyone who believes in Him — Jesus — shall not perish but have eternal life. It’s a reality that we can see in the sparkle in eyes and upturned lips.
After we have trusted Christ, how can we keep that fire burning that God has lit under us? Of course, dedicating time to prayer and the Word plays a big part but is there anything else? I will give you five big ideas, five commands from Scripture that may help.
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