STOP AND THINK – The strength and happiness of a man consists in finding out the way in which God is going, and going that way too. (Henry Ward Beecher, 19th century American clergyman and reformer)

Apparently, there is a spiritual aspect to happiness. According to Beecher, it can’t be found in secular pursuits or purely physical or temporal endeavors. Instead, it is to be discovered by striving to understand the ways and will of God and giving oneself to their pursuit.

Therefore, I urge you . . . to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. . . Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will (Romans 12:1-2).