Everyone knows how to smile. It’s one of the greatest gifts God has given us. A smile makes people feel good, and people look so beautiful when they smile. When the joy in your life is obvious, it rubs off on others. But when you keep God’s joy locked inside you and don’t allow it to show on your face, you’re depriving those around you of a pleasant and refreshing experience.
Most people really don’t understand how expressing joy will change their circumstances and, perhaps, the lives of others. Living your life with the joy of the Lord will chase off negative, depressing circumstances. And when we have His joy deep down inside of us, we can’t help but put it on display by smiling!
One act of kindness that delights the Holy Spirit is being kind to our enemies. It actually confuses them on the fact that you are going out of your way to be nice to them even when they know they do not deserve it. The Lord tells us to love and bless our enemies. Which we all know, requires Holy strength to do. To actually perform this act sounds easier than it is, but it pleases God to the highest extent.
” 38 You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. If someone slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also; 40 if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well; …” Matthew 5: 38-40
I never would have thought that smiling was such a serious matter, but God has shown me how revolutionary a simple smile can be. Expressing joy through the calm delight of smiling brings good things into your own life and shares the joy and light of the Lord with others, so smile! It is the least you can do. (and it’s FREE 🙂 )
I pray that my readers have a wonderful Thursday.
You are an OVERCOMER!!