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Pleasant to Be Around

by Pastor Ken

Rejoice in the Lord always! Again I will say, “Rejoice!”

Philippians 4:4

I will never forget the smile on the face of an English teacher I had. Her smile helped me relax and gave me confidence that I could do well in her class.

Another person I know—someone I do business with—always greets me with a smile. That smile makes me feel welcome—like a valued customer.

How often do you smile? Do you realize that smiling actually has the power to change your attitude? That’s right! Smiling releases chemicals throughout your physical system that makes you feel better. So when you smile because of your hope and faith in God, joy will follow.

Smiling also helps build stronger relationships, makes you more desirable as an employee, and improves your chances of success.

Most importantly, though, when you smile, people see Jesus in you. When you smile because Jesus is the source of joy, comfort, and direction in your life, life will be good no matter what is going on around you.

Pray: Father, help me smile because of the love I have for You and the joy that comes from having Jesus as my Savior. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.