Circumstances are tough! Let’s face it. Most days just getting up presents more reasons NOT to smile than to smile! It’s too early, it’s too late; I ran out of coffee, I forgot to buy tea; the weather is too hot; the weather is too cold; I have an ache, I have a pain! The list goes on and on and on…
Truth is, there is always a reason NOT to smile.
However, today I am presenting THE TRUTH, that when Jesus is the Source of our smile, there are too many reasons to keep that smile off of our face!
We are speaking The Truth today, and The
Truth is Jesus gives me far more reasons to smile than not too!
Jesus gives me HOPE! When I read and listen to the heartache and devastation around me, instead of hopelessness, Jesus gives me Hope in knowing He is in control. He promises to “…work all things together for good…” Romans 8:28
That puts a smile on my face as I lift up prayers to Him for His people!
Jesus gives me Grace! When I miss a day of getting up early He gently reminds me that, tomorrow is a new day, and a new start. Instead of defeat taking me over, a smile of renewal spreads across my face!
Jesus gives me Joy!
“The Joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10b
He promises me that when Joy fills my life instead of sorrow, I am strong!
More than ANYTHING ,
Jesus gives me Forgiveness! Nothing that I do or not do, nothing that I say, is ever beyond the reach of God’s Forgiveness! Now, if that doesn’t put a smile on my face, nothing will.
When Jesus is our Source, we can get up each morning, put our feet on the floor, and say,
” This is the day The Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.”
That is Real! That is Truth! That is authentic!
Your smile is real when Jesus is the source!
So smile! Someone is watching! They need to see your Source before they can know Him!
SMILE, JESUS LOVES YOU!
Speak Truth Love
4 thoughts on “Smile!”
Thank you Lisa! I too have slipped in my commitment in watching my diet and exercising as these past two weeks have been overwhelming. I felt so paralyzed in guilt that I could not be effective in anything. Thank you for the reminder that we need to allow and accept forgiveness and move on to a new day and keep striving toward our goal. If I am acting depressed and somber because I have not forgiven myself (when God has!) then I am not putting my best face (smile) forward and attracting people to Christ who has given me my very life back! I have so many reasons to smile…..why in the world do I dwell on the silly stuff that does not matter in the end. I’m still no good in the morning lol and I am so proud of you and encouraged by your commitment to get up and get moving so early. I think it’s that I have to drink decaf now 🙂
Love you friend. Kelly
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Hey Lis! I am so proud of you! Those early mornings aren’t easy but you are rockin it! I love your vlog and tenacity to keep on keepin on. The reminder to keep smiling because Jesus is all means a lot. Thanks for the encouraging words and reminding us that we are all in this together!
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LOVE YOU SISTA!!!! We are all in this together!!! I am so blessed to have a committed Sister who loves me through the good, the bad and the ugly! Thank you! Your encouragement and support mean the world to me!!!!
I think you are right my friend!:) “Death before Decaf!”:) I love you and thank you for your faithful encouragement of me!!! We are in this together , our good days and bad days, JESUS is the reason for our lives and smiles!!!
Love you much,