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The Christian's Secret to a Happy Life

By Hannah Whitall Smith


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   1 - Is it Scriptural? - The potential for a happy abundant Christian life is available to all who would make Jesus the Lord of their lives, yet there are many Christians whos ...read
   2 - God's side and man's side. - There is much misunderstanding about the subject of the life and walk of faith because its two sides are not seen clearly. People are apt to think tha ...read
   3 - The Life Defined - In the first chapter I have tried to settle the question regarding the scriptural basis of the experience sometimes called the higher Christian life. ...read
   4 - How to enter in. - Having sought to settle the question regarding the scriptural basis of actually living a life hid with Christ in God, and having also shown a little o ...read
   5 - Difficulties concerning consecration. - It is very important that Christians not be ignorant of the temptations that seem to stand ready to oppose every step of their progress. These temptat ...read
   6 - Difficulties concerning faith. - After consecration, the next step in the soul's progress out of the wilderness of a failing Christian experience into the land that flows with milk an ...read
   7 - Difficulties concerning the will. - When the child of God completely trusts the Lord for all areas of his life, and begins to know something of the blessedness of the life hid with Chris ...read
   8 - Difficulties concerning guidance. - Now you have begun the life of faith. You have given yourself to the Lord to be completely His. You are now entirely in His hands to be moulded accord ...read
   9 - Difficulties concerning doubts. - Many Christians are slaves to the persistent habit of doubting. I do not mean doubts about the existence of God or the truths of the Bible. Rather, th ...read
   10 - Difficulties concerning temptations. - In the life of faith, some very great mistakes are made concerning the matter of temptation. First of all, people seem to think that temptations w ...read
   11 - Difficulties concerning failures. - The title of this chapter may startle some readers. "Failures," they will say. "We thought there were no failures in this life of faith!" I would ...read
   12 - Is God everything? - One of the greatest obstacles to an unwavering experience in the interior life is the difficulty of seeing God in everything. People say, "I can easil ...read
   13 - Bondage or freedom. - There are two kinds of Christian experience, one of which is an experience of bondage, and the other an experience of freedom. In bondage the soul is ...read
   14 - Growth. - A great objection made against those who promote this life of faith is that they do not teach growing in grace. According to them, the soul arrives in ...read
   15 - Service. - Upon entering this life hid with Christ in God, there is, perhaps, no part of Christian experience where a greater change is known than in the matter ...read
   16 - Practical results in the daily walk. - If all that has been written in the preceding chapters on the life hid with Christ is true, its results ought to be very noticeable in our daily walk ...read
   17 - The joy of obedience. - Having spoken of some of the difficulties in this life of faith, let me now speak of some of its joys. The joy of obedience is foremost. Long ago ...read
   18 - Divine Union. - All the dealings God has with the soul of the believer are to bring it into oneness with Himself, that the prayer of our Lord may be fulfilled: "That ...read
   19 - The chariots of God. - It has been well said that "earthly cares are a heavenly discipline." However, they are even something better than discipline they are God's chariots, ...read
   20 - The life on wings. - This life hid with Christ in God has many aspects, and can be considered under a great many different figures. One aspect has been a great help and in ...read

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