For the Scriptures say, “If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it. The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil.” 1 Peter 3:10-12 NLT
Do you long for happiness and joy to be a more consistent and active part of your life?
Practice these four things today and see what happens.
1. Watch what you say - "If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless." James 1:26 NLT
2. Avoid evil - "So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." James 4:7 NLT
3. Do good things - "So live as people of light! For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true." Ephesians 5:8, 9 NLT
4. Search for peace - "Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6, 7 NLT
When you do these things you can count on God's help along the way.
Bro. Joe Metts