Article Display
Email  |  My Account  |  Donate
God wants you to be happy and enjoy life. That doesn't mean you will never experience trials or tough times. Here are five habits you can develop as a young person that will cause you to keep your joy through even the darkest hours.
  1. Regularly reading and meditating (thinking and pondering) on God's Word (Ps. 119-105). This will energize your joy!
  2. Steadily communing with God. "Communion" comes from the word "communicate." That's it. Talk to God, praise Him, and give Him your requests and cares.
  3. Vision thinking. Find out what God has gifted you in. Take time to seek Him for your career and ambition. Take one step at a time as you grow to get there.
  4. Singing a good song aloud! God made us to sing. Not all of us sound that good, but it doesn't matter. Find songs and worship music that inspire you for good, and sing! (Ps. 95:1).
  5. Attending church weekly. Stay connected to good friends, strong mentors, and caring pastors who will help you stay on track.

    Source: Every Teenager's Little Black Book of Hard to Find Information
    by Blaine Bartel.
    Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

Author Biography

Blaine Bartel
Web site: Blaine Bartel
For more than a quarter of a century, Blaine Bartel has served what he believes is the hope of the world, the local church.

About Us

The online ministry of cfaith has been helping people discover faith, friends and freedom in the Word since 2000. Cfaith provides a unique and comprehensive collection of faith-building resources for the worldwide faith community.

At cfaith, you can strengthen your faith and deepen your understanding of the Word of God by digging into the vast collection of teaching articles, streaming audio and video messages, and daily devotionals. No other website offers such a unique and extensive collection of spiritual-growth resources aimed at helping you grow in your knowledge of the Word.




Support Us

Why support cfaith?

(All contributions are 100% tax deductible)


For every Internet search you make using
goodsearch, cfaith will receive one penny!

GS Logo 250x38

Contact Us

Business Hours:

Monday—Friday: 9 a.m.—5 p.m. CST
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


(763) 488-7800 or (800) 748-8107

Mailing Address:
9201 75th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428


Login Form

Please ignore the “Secret Key” field; it is not needed to log in to cfaith.

Login Change Article

You need to enable user registration from User Manager/Options in the backend of Joomla before this module will activate.