One of my greatest pleasures as a mom is that my baby girl thinks I am the funniest human ever. My smile is contagious and her face lights up when I’m happy. When she sees me happy, she starts giggling and doing her jiggly dance.
It works both ways as well. My heart swells with joy when I see our Angel enjoying a first time experience, or giggling or flashing me her dimpled smile.
Everyday, I learn so many new things about human growth and development. One of them is that babies are born with high emotional intelligence. It amazes me!
Just because a baby may not understand what one is saying doesn’t mean one shouldn’t talk to them properly. I have discovered that babies understand facial expressions and they are able to develop facial expression preference. It is possible that their favorite expression is when daddy and mummy smiles at them.
I wonder how many of us, myself included possess a child-like desire to do the right thing, live holy and do everything we can to bring a smile to God’s face?!
HERE ARE FEW WAYS WE CAN PLEASE GOD OR BRING A SMILE TO GOD’S FACE:
1. Have faith in God
The number one way we make God happy is when we believe that God exists and seek Him with all our heart (Hebrews 11:6).
2. Fear God
To fear God means to reverence Him and everything in our life is done to please Him (Psalms 147:10-11).
3. Live a holy life
God calls us to be holy, just as He is holy (1 Peter 1:15-16). We shouldn’t use our humanity as an excuse to behave as we wish. A desire to live a holy life springs up when we believe in God’s existence, fear Him and gain a deeper understanding of who God is. One way to live a holy life, pleasing unto God is to honor God with our bodies. Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
Smile on me, your servant; teach me the right way to live (Psalm 119:135).
May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace. Numbers 6:25-26
May we continue to delight ourselves in bringing joy to the father’s heart!
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