Six Habits of Spiritually Happy Men
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, December 13 2004 11:25|
I’ve been meeting with men to talk about where they are on their spiritual pilgrimage for over 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 that keep them “abiding in Christ.” The dictionary says a habit is, “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary.”
These six habits are no litmus test that you can use to judge a man’s walk with Christ. That would be extremely dangerous. These habits create no special merit with Christ. They do nothing to improve a man’s record with Jesus.
They are, however, indicators or “clues” of a deeper commitment to live by faith and make a difference in the world. I certainly don’t mean to imply that these are the only six habits that reveal the depth of a man’s walk with Christ. Nevertheless, those of us who are leaders would do well to practice, and encourage our men to practice, these six habits. The change of heart that underlies the visible habits can change the course of a man’s life and family lineage for generations to come.
The six habits of spiritually happy men are...
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