Happy, Discering, Cheerful

Prov 15:13-14 A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit. A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.

I don’t have much of a “Poker Face”. If something is eating away at me, I might have a smile on my face but my eyes will betray me every time. My eyes reveal my emotions, happiness, sadness, anger, and pain. There is a phrase I have heard about our eyes being the windows of our souls. Perhaps the thought comes from the following scriptures.

We read in Matt 6:22-23 that our eyes are the lamps of our body, if they are good our whole body will be full of light, if they are bad, out body will be full of darkness, and in Matt 12:34 we see that out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. Later in Matt 15:19-20 we see that out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.

Our expressions as well as our words can reveal much about us. A cheerful face suggests a positive attitude and reflects our inner joy and our speech Heartache, as stated in the Proverb above crushes the spirit and it too can rule our face as well as our mouth.

I love to sit in busy places such as a mall or an airport and observe people. It’s fascinates me, the things I see and hear and it sets my mind to wondering.

Prov 15:15 For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.

These verses guide us in building values for shaping the kind of heart described in vv 13-15.

Prov 1:7 Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Just my jumbled thoughts for today~

2 comments for “Happy, Discering, Cheerful

  1. Meowmix
    February 5, 2010 at 8:39 am

    As Cecil would say, excuse me a minute, Janice. Greg: That’s funny and not funny! 🙂 If you and I ever get to meet in person, are you secretly going to be measuring me? 🙂

    Janice, your thoughts seem awfully together to me! You know, if you’re not teaching a class (other than here in your blog), you should be. So much of the time, I have to begin Bible study and devotion with, “God, please help me to focus on your Word.” You seem to have a deep understanding and communion with God’s Word. Thank you.

    Thank you so much Judy! I am not teaching a bible class, although I attend Ladies Bible Class each Monday and love it, and I always share my thoughts. Several of our memebers also meet in our homes on Thursday night for bible class and fellowship (besides the regular Wednesday night class) and I always put in my 2 cents worth. 🙂 My husband usually leads that class and he does a great job, if I say so myself.

    I have not met Cecil, even through bloggin. (I have read some of his humourous comments)> I think he and Greg are secret comedians, they both make me laugh. 🙂

  2. February 4, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    I enjoy your jumbled thoughts. I also enjoy sitting at those busy places and watching people. These days I look at people and think which one of our gurneys we would use to carry them to the funeral home! We have a light duty and a heavy duty. More and more, it would seem the heavy duty one would be required.

    As Judy said, you are funny! And….thank you too, I’m glad you enjoy my jumbled thoughts.
    Don’t you have a medium duty gurney?

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