One thing is required

Are you a professing believer in Christ, but without much joy and peace and comfort? Search your heart. Very likely you are sitting at ease, content with a little faith and a little repentance, a little grace and a little sanctification; unconsciously you are shrinking back from extremes. You will never be a happy Christian at this rate. Change your plan without delay, if you love life and would see good days. Be thorough in your Christianity. Lay aside every weight, and the sin that so easily besets you (Heb. 12:1). Strive to get nearer to Christ, to abide in Him, to cleave to Him, to sit at His feet as Mary did. Drink full draughts out of the fountain of life: “We write this to you, that your joy may be full.” (J.C. Ryle)