Hope For The Broken

Simple Truths Blog

Have you ever just “caught” yourself smiling? What were you doing? Maybe you were watching children play.. Listening to their laughter. Or.. Maybe, you were eating a yummy piece of chocolate cake.

There’s lots of things that make me smile.

When I’m editing pictures that I’ve just photographed… I catch myself smiling.. Because of the little surprises and moments that I captured.

When I’m writing.. I often catch myself smiling.. I guess it’s because it brings me joy.. To use words in this way.

When I’m holding a baby… I often catch myself smiling.. Because the reality of the “miracle” sets in.

When I’m photographing people and places… I find myself smiling.. Because of the pure joy I get from capturing moments with my camera lens.

When I’m watching my girls do anything that they enjoy.. I’m smiling on the inside and on the outside too. Because… Seeing my children happy makes me smile.

Sunsets… Sunrises…. Beautiful skies… All of these things created by God makes me smile!

Psalm 92:4 ~ For you make me glad by your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of your hands.

I wonder… If I ever make God smile?

Have you ever wondered this too?

What do you suppose could make HIM smile?

I think…. Kindness.. Gentleness..Loving like Jesus… Serving… Witnessing..Giving Thanks to Him in every and any circumstance… All of these things surely make God smile.

I think that our obedience and our faith in Him.. makes God smile.

I believe that every time a lost soul trust in HIM and becomes an authentic follower that God smiles.

I believe that when we surrender to God.. Really surrender .. That HE smiles.

I truly think that when we appreciate all the little things as well as the big things..that GOD smiles..

Psalm 68:3 ~ But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.

I want to make my Heavenly Father smile. HE makes me smile everyday. When I don’t smile.. It’s only because I’m being selfish and worrysome and forgetting to count all of my blessings. God never fails. HE supplies all of my needs. HE provides lots of opportunities to smile.

What makes you smile?

What can you do to make God smile?

All of my smiles are only because of God… My hearts desire is to make Him smile and to hear Him say: Well Done…

I know I’ve got a lot of room to grow. I know I don’t always make Him smile. But… I will never stop trying to be better than I was yesterday and closer to WHO God wants me to be.

Matthew 25:23 ~ His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

Until Next Time,

Heather 🙂

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