Sunday, August 7, 2011

How to be more happy...

"The holiest men are always the happiest. Let your aim be every year to be more holy--to know more, to feel more, to see more of the fullness of Christ. Do not rest on old grace: do not be content with the degree of Christianity which you have attained. Search the Scriptures more earnestly; pray more fervently; hate sin more; mortify self-will more...daily walking with God; keep your conscience clear of little sins; grieve not the Spirit; avoid arguments and disputes about the lesser matters of religion: lay more firm hold upon those great truths, without which no man can be saved. Remember and practice these things, and you will be more happy."

~ J.C. Ryle


  1. There's enough here to ponder and chew on all week long! There's so much in the media and book shelves about how to be happy. But things and practices aren't going to bring the happiness that a daily walk with God will. The holiest women are the happiest, too!

    I hope your Sunday is full of joy,

  2. And yours as well! Thanks be to God that by His grace we can put on the righteousness & holiness of Christ! Blessings to you and yours, ~Lisa

  3. This reminds me of a sermon this one pastor gave once. His main phrase was " You cannot live on yesterday's gas". Yes, this quote you shared is a real good one to spur us on. Thank you.

    PS: I would love to convince the hubby to go down to the Oregon Coast (in the future)and maybe we can meet up. [o=

    Blessings and ((HUGS))


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