I’m not really that person that sits and studies their love as they sleep, but the other day after church he fell asleep in his recliner and I just couldn’t help myself. It’s crazy how much stress shows up on a face just from every day life~(hard work and constant busyness, lack of rest or even emotional turmoil), yet fast asleep it all melts away. There’s such a peace while sleeping and I thought~ “man! he looks like he did when we first met.” Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying he looks old~ 😂 but tired~ quite often. As I watched him sleep, I wanted to curl up next to him. I began to yawn and I laughed at myself. It was contagious. And then I thought~ am I contagious? Not in a sick way or even a sleepy way but in a God~like way. When others watch me do they see someone who exudes the peace that only comes from God or someone who’s face is constantly tied in the knots of stress, worry, busyness or turmoil. Our faces are a picture of our souls. Even when we don’t realize it, others are invited to flip through the photo album of our hearts just by what we show them on the cover. What will your first impression be? If someone happens to be studying you without your knowing~ would your face still show God’s presence? His peace and rest? We all will experience things that life throws at us, but when we are resting in Jesus our face will show the peace that passes understanding. A smile, a radiance, a calmness, a light. I’m afraid that too often my face can be contagious in a bad way. If my day is going bad, instead of giving it to Jesus and allowing Him to help me through, I make sure everyone knows I’m having a bad day~ and pretty soon we’re all miserable. You know the old saying~ ‘if mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.’ It shouldn’t be that way. I understand we can’t be on top of the world 24/7, but thank God when we take our bad moments to Him, He will wrap His arms around us and His comfort and warmth will melt them all away. Be contagious today. Smile, laugh, twinkle. Be someone’s light. Show others what it truly means to rest in Jesus.
Romans 14:7. I Corinthians 12:26. Proverbs 15:13. Acts 2:28