"Divine joy is the privilege of all consecrated believers ... The world must see the light of heaven in our faces if it would believe in the reality of our religion." A. W. Tozer
I have one of those tell all faces! My countenance has a habit of giving away all of my secrets, good and bad.
Circumstances can so easily chart the course of my facial expression.
Just wondering if anyone has ever seen Divine joy on my face?
Or have I successfully tucked it away?
The world is drawn to joy, genuine joy.
The world hungers for its strength. It wonders if it is available. How can it be obtained?
Joy is reflected when we are full of His Word ... Jesus shines.
Joy is reflected when we are resting ... knowing that He is watching over what concerns us.
Joy is reflected when we believe ... that He is God and nothing is too difficult for Him.
Joy is reflected and perfected ... when we suffer and yet we have peace that passes all understanding.
Joy is reflected when we obey ... forgiving those who hurt us, giving to those who need us, serving those around us, waiting at His feet for instructions.
Joy is a testimony of His greatness in us, evidence of His presence.
Praying today for a countenance that is a reflection of my faith in Jesus.
A countenance that will not reflect my circumstances but will reflect my faith ... with JOY!
What a "privilege", as Tozer declares, to have "heaven's light on our faces"!
Let's shine for Him, my friend!
Pictured above is my son, Caleb, on his wedding day. The joy of Jesus is consistently evident on Caleb's countenance.