On my way to work this morning, Kirk Franklin’s new single, “Smile” was playing on the radio. I am not sure how many people have actually heard the song. However, every time I hear it I cannot help but to SMILE. It is funny because just this week so many of us mentioned how John Boehner, the Speaker of the House, sat with a stone face during President Obama’s State of the Union Address. I do not remember him smiling not one time during the entire speech. You know a SMILE can go a long way! And sometimes you have to SMILE no matter what is going on around you. Whether you agree or disagree with people around you, or whether you get along with those who are around you.
And I believe that God wants you to know on today, that it’s ok to SMILE despite what you are experiencing.
Romans 5:3 [Amplified Bible] Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.
In the song Kirk Franklin mentions, “Everyday isn’t going to be perfect, but it doesn’t mean your day doesn’t have purpose.” Everything that you may be experiencing right now in your life has PURPOSE! Are you experiencing Afflictions, Hardships, Backbiting, Deformation, or anything that is causing you to feel down on the inside? I believe that God wants you to know on today that it’s okay to SMILE. Everything that you are experiencing… EVERYTHING has purpose.
Romans 5:3 end by saying, that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving (constant, reliable, steadfast) ENDURANCE.
Thank you God for the revelation! See, I do not know about you, but I have been through some things that have made me CRY and not SMILE! But I thank God for HIS revelation because from NOW on I am going to SMILE through EVERY experience. In the song Kirk Franklin says, “You look BETTER when you SMILE!” So on today won’t you turn that frown upside down and JUST SMILE! It doesn’t matter what it looks like, it doesn’t matter how others perceive the situation, and it doesn’t matter if you are hurt… God wants you to SMILE! Matter of fact, I hear God saying tell your hurt, “HURT YOU’RE HELPING ME OUT!” Now SMILE! Don’t you feel better? JUST SMILE!
God first we come to you asking that you forgive us of our sins! Lord we ask that you forgive us for being sad, worried, and defeated during our trials. But Lord we DECLARE that we will not sit back during a setback. God we thank you for the revelation on today, and through our storms we are going to learn how to ENDURE and not give up! God we thank you for being God, sovereign. We thank you for loving us even when our trials and tribulations made us feel like we couldn’t love ourselves. On today we enforce God’s original plans and purpose over our lives. And we declare that NO weapon, be it intrinsic or extrinsic shall prosper. We declare that by God’s anointing anything that that is contrary to God’s original plans and purpose are broken. We are liberated in Jesus name, and we shall SMILE, no matter what is going on around us. And it is in JESUS name that we pray today! AMEN!
Don’t forget to share this Friday Meditation with at least 1 other person on today…. You may be the reason why they SMILE on today!