Carry the Right Atmosphere
“But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice” (Psalm 68:3).
It’s amazing how anyone could go on for prolonged periods with a sad face day after day, and week after week; that’s inconsistent with the nature of a child of God. A look that carries the presence of sadness cannot release joy, happiness, meekness and calmness; this is why the Christian must not carry a gloomy countenance. The presence you carry around you speaks louder than how you smell or what you wear; it tells the condition of your spirit.
The life of a believer ought to be exciting – not ordered by the dictates of this life but by the Word. The recreated man is victorious, peculiar, and more than a conqueror; he walks with zest and dispenses life to everything in his environment. His lips are a spring of life that refreshes the hearts of those who hear him. His lights up wherever he is – his countenance creating an atmosphere of joy and peace, and no one is uncomfortable or wondering what has gone wrong when they are around him.
Understand that this is the environment where the Holy Spirit functions effectively. So make that extra effort to brighten up your face and always see yourself the way God sees you.