Wednesday, September 9, 2015


September 9

Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 15 – 16

Verse of the Day: Proverbs 15:13 – “A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance; But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.”

How many “Dill-pickle” Christians do you know? You know, they constantly have the long face, they frown more than they smile, and they seem to be sternly rejecting everything around them?

God, in this passage tells us that we need to smile. We need to be smiling because of the joy of the Lord in our lives. A smiling face attracts others, while a frown repels. A smile radiates encouragement and invitation.

Does your face tell people that you have something that they should seek? Or, are you an advertisement to run the other way? Do others want to know what you have that they don’t have, or are they glad they don’t?

Prayer: Father, as I look into the mirror throughout today, what do I see? Is it an image that draws others to you? Do I show that I know the One who gives joy? Show me. Amen.

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