Pastor Rick Warren once said, “The smile of God is the goal of your life.” It’s been years since I read that, but I see it fresh today. I must also acknowledge, it read me today as well. It is one single sentence, but it is packed with beauty.
Think about that sentence for just a few minutes and how it can be applied to your life. I warn you in advance that it will inspire you and convict you to be more aware that God is longing for you to bring a smile to His heart.
I plan this week to be acutely aware that God is watching me in every situation of my life. When I am around my family, God is watching to see if I will make Him smile. When I’m around complete strangers, God is watching to see if I will make Him Smile. When I’m around people that don’t like me, God is watching to see if I will make Him Smile.
When you actually think about it, if you and I make God smile we have fulfilled the law that Jesus summed up in two commands.
In Matthew 22:36-40 Jesus was asked, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Then in verses 37 through 40, we read, “Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
I challenge you today. For one week make it your goal to get God to smile. Make getting God to smile the attention of your life. I believe if you do, it will become a beautiful addiction.