Your Countenance

2-24-12

Genesis 31:2 reads: “And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.” As I read this I thought about how much we can say with our faces without saying a single word. When our children disobey sometimes all we have to do is “give the look” and they know what we are saying. When others seek our approval all we have to do is smile and they know what we are saying. So much can be said with our facial expressions. We reveal if we are disappointed, happy, sad, angry, snobbish, sacrastic, depressed, romantic….you get the point. We as the people of God should be the happiest people in all the world. We have been so blessed by our great God and King! Our countenance should show the joy of our hearts! Proverbs 15:13 says, “A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.” If the joy is within then it should show on our faces. Smile…and show someone the joy of knowing Jesus and maybe they will want to know why you are smiling and then you can tell them.