Monday, March 19, 2012

The Smile of Protection

A viewer said the other day, "You just always seem so happy. You're always smiling. It used to get on my nerves to watch you on tv because I thought there's no way someone can be that nice all of the time. I just KNEW you were faking it!"

I'm not immune to flat tires, unexpected changes in my schedule, frustrations with my family and even anonymous letters of criticism. No one is exempt from trials and stress. How we handle those real life plops says more about our faith than anything else I believe.

Psalm 89:15 is one of my favorite scriptures: "Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord." The word acclaim means "to welcome or salute with shouts or sounds of joy and approval". To be blessed is to happy! The people who know the joyful sound are the ones who get into the presence of God and walk in the smile of His protection. This joy comes from heaven and isn't dependent upon what people say or what circumstances life throws your way.

Where there is joy, the presence and glory of God will come in and run Satan off.

Go about your day walking in the smile of God's protection!


J. Michael McDade said...

I love this Barbie. It really is more about living out the good news than just believing it.

Robin Phillips said...

You touch so many lives daily. Not only on tv as our favorite weather lady, but as a faithful servant of our Lord. When I seem to have doubts, its amazing how your blog for that day is so on point for that moment in my life! God Bless you and your family!

Robin Phillips

Anonymous said...

I really needed this today! Thank you, my friend!

Anonymous said...

I really needed this!

rusubee said...

Barbie, I notice that many people are eager to say , " I NEEDED THAT. " We do live in a world of violence and stressors, as it was in Noal's Day. You are a kind, caring, lovely, Spiritually aware person. Persons like myself are so happy we have the likes of you coming into our homes via wlbt every day after day. Your Comrades too! Doing a great job.

Anonymous said...

"The smile of his protection" makes me smile.