|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, February 28 2011 00:00|
Excerpted from Pastoring Men, Moody Publishers.
Paul wrote, "For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come" (1 Timothy 4:8).
Teach your men how to grow into kingdom men--men of faith. I've been meeting with men for more than three decades. Many of those men exude a contagious joy and contentment. Their lives are peaceable, orderly, and recommend Christ. They're downright happy!
Most of these happy men exercise six spiritual habits (disciplines) that keep them "growing" and "abiding in Christ." The dictionary states a habit as "an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary."
These six habits are no litmus test to judge a man's walk with Christ. That would be extremely dangerous. These habits create no special merit with Christ.
They are, however, indicators or "clues" of a deeper commitment to live by faith and make a difference in the world.
For More: Go to The Man in the Mirror Bible Study Archives·to see or hear the Six Habits of Spiritually Happy Men series.
Yours for changed lives,
Patrick Morley, PhD
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