What do people who don’t know me see written on my face? I was at the doctor’s office one day and I saw an angry-looking lady scare a little boy without saying a single word. Her face was so hateful that it scared me too! God used this to help me ask myself:

What’s written on my face?

I’m afraid the self-assessment wasn’t very encouraging. My default mode is to be very self-absorbed while I am running errands, working, traveling, or otherwise taking care of life’s necessities. I’ve got to get my list done. People see a busy person. And—if traffic is bad, or I’m in a long line—they don’t see a happy person. (That’s putting it nicely) This assessment was a wake-up call! Do I really think I should leave the light of Jesus at home just because I’ve got a list of stuff to do? Will that make things go faster or better? That lady’s ugly expression was a game changer for me because I saw myself. I didn’t want to be that way anymore.

If I have the light of God in my heart, then it should shine out of my eyes and in my smile. The Bible says: “Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.” (Proverbs 15:30) And…

“A happy heart makes the face cheerful. (Proverbs 15:13)  

Is my face an open invitation for others to come to the light of Jesus? If not, then maybe I need to readjust my heart so that it will reflect God’s joy on my face. I have so many blessings that joyfulness should be bubbling from my heart and flowing out of my eyes and mouth!  

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