The most often used Hebrew word for “peace” in the Old Testament is one that means “safe, well, happy, prosperous, whole, complete.” When God gives us His own peace, He’s not talking about just helping us to calm down in the midst of bad situations, so that our heart beats at a normal rate and our stomach isn’t tied into knots. He’s talking about providing for all of our needs, at every level of our being. Don’t believe the Lord for only part of what you need. Believe Him for everything you need. “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.” (Psalm 103:2).
When your smile is sincere, it will always show in your eyes!
Would you like to try an experiment today?
Here are the steps:
- Make it a point to smile all day long – at every person, every animal, and every time you look in the mirror.
- Every time you talk to someone (no matter what the topic) make it a point to say something positive to that individual.
- Deliberately stop 7 separate times and thank God out loud for some blessing in your life.
- At the end of the day, record the happy results of your experiment.