Archive for September 15th, 2011

21 Question Test of Spiritual Maturity

Fact: Whether you realize it or not, your attitude says a lot about you.  It reveals if you are mature, stable, and positive…..or not.
Faith by Face
As a Christian, your face is the first line of ministry.  When you walk around frowning, how do you think people perceive you?  Smiling is not a preference; it’s a command and a learned habit (Proverbs 15:13; Hebrews 10:25).  Single people, by smiling, you are demonstrating a faith attitude, and that is a key to getting married!  Don’t scare people away with a mean, frowning face.
Smiling provides feedback; it also affects your favor.  Your face is an advertisement for God.  Show your joy because He has already given you everything you need.  Smile because Holy Spirit is your best friend.  He is a gift from the Lord.  Smile because the Lord has given you authority to rule over issues of the earth!
When we frown, it reflects an unthankful attitude and lack of faith.   You get rid of frowning by filling your mind with faith thoughts and prayer.   People often frown because they reflect on negative things that have happened in their lives.  Instead, thank God that He delivered you!  Let go of the past, learn the lesson and forget the details (Proverbs 17:22, Nehemiah 8:10).   Frowning can often lead to complaining.  When people spend all of their time complaining, gossiping and talking about others, it reveals that they are not happy.  Fight frowns by being aggressively happy.
The Lord gave you the ability to smile because He wants you to be able to reflect your happiness and His goodness in your life.  Your simple, friendly smile can be the very tool that draws people to the kingdom of the Lord.  When people get saved, delivered and healed, isn’t that something worth smiling about?
Dr. Joyce Oliver

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