July 30, 2020
Put A Smile on God’s Face
July 30, 2020
Have you ever thought about how your thoughts, actions and words make God feel? We know that God is all-powerful and all-knowing, but do we think about God having feelings that could get hurt? In this passage from Ephesians, Paul says in verse 30, “And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he is the one who has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption” (The New Living Translation).
Paul gives some great practical advice on how to live in such a way as to make God smile instead of cry: tell the truth, control your anger and manage it properly, don’t steal and do honest work, share generously with those in need, watch your words – make them encouraging, not abusive.
Let’s follow Paul’s advice and put a smile on God’s face.
QUESTIONS FROM THE FIELD
- Of the advice for living Paul gives in today’s reading, which aspect do you need to work on most?
- Is there someone with whom you’re angry right now? What do you need to do to resolve this anger and move past it?
FAMILY FIELD TALK
- The Bible tells us that it’s okay to be angry but that we should try to work it out with the person we’re angry with and not hold on to it. Is there someone you are mad at now? How can you work it out with them?
- Think of things you could do today that would make God smile. Pick one and give it a try.
Holy Spirit, help us to live in such a way today that we bring a smile to our Heavenly Father’s face. Amen.