21)The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding. (22)It is the blessing of the Lord that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it. ——– Proverbs 10:21-22 (NASB)
You can certainly tell a person who loves the Lord by their countenance, and by their love of worship. Blessings seem to follow them wherever they go. You can tell someone who loves the Lord by their willingness to laugh–to show forth the joy of the Lord. You can see in them all the attributes of 1 Corinthians 13 (patience, kindness, not envious, not boastful, not conceited, do not act improperly, not selfish, not easily provoked, keep no record of wrongs, do not find joy in unrighteousness, rejoice in truth, do not worry about people’s faults but believe them no matter what the circumstance).
While we may fail in one or two of these area on occasion, the majority of these things “ooze” from the Believer who loves and stays in worship to the Lord.
A friend’s smile, that “rainbow of joy” oozed God’s love. It leaked out of her in spite of her circumstances. Ultimately, that how I came to know Christ personally. It was the Sonshine that radiated from someone who loves Him. That love brought me the greatest blessing of all –friendship with God and with the people of His Kingdom!
All of us should love the Lord so much that the windows of our hearts show His love. We can only do that through relationship — worship and praise and trust. May the Lord reveal to you today how powerful His Presence is in worship. May His blessings overtake you and be poured out over you. May He turn your morning into joy and your sorrow into dancing. And may every trial show forth the deliverance of your loving Father!