This Week’s Message # 499–Displaying Your Joy
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展現你的喜樂/ Joel Osteen
當人們看到你，他們的感覺是什麼? 你是喜樂、親切、個性好? 還是緊張、暴燥、充滿敵意、沮喪低沉? 其他人是否想要像你一樣 ? 請看馬太福音五章14節，耶穌說我們是世界的光，大多數時候人們不是在聽我們說的是什麼，而是看我們如何生活，人們在看我們本身所散發出來的信息，人們也許不讀聖經，但他們會「讀」我們的生命樣式。我們的喜樂不該被隱藏，應該彰顯出來，上帝在聖經上有53處經節說到我們的表情應該如何，微笑是展現喜樂的一個簡單方式，即使我們經歷的是困難與不平的環境，依然決心要憑著信心展現喜樂的微笑，不要等到覺得高興時才笑，因為你可能會等太久，相反的，拿出信心來微笑，神的喜樂必成為你的力量，如果你下定決心點燃喜樂而笑容滿面，你就會感覺喜樂臨到，你將進入到上帝恩惠的更高層次，你不僅會更健康，當你用生命榮耀上帝，你會得到更好的機會與提升。
When people see you, what kind of message are they getting? Are you happy, friendly, good-natured? Or, are you stressed, grumpy, sour and discouraged? Do others want what you have? Jesus said in Matthew 5:14 that we are the light of the world. Most of the time people are not listening to what we say; they are watching how we live. They are watching how we carry ourselves. Many people may not read the Bible, but they are reading our lives. Our joy is not supposed to be hidden; it’s supposed to be seen. There are over fifty-three scripture references in the Bible where God talks about our countenance. A simple way to display your joy is through smiling. Even through difficulties and unfair situations, decide to display your joy by faith and smile. Don’t wait to feel joyful in order to smile; you may wait forever! Instead, put your faith out there and smile. The joy of the Lord will be your strength. If you will make that decision to brighten up and put on a cheerful countenance, you will feel the joy kick in. You will step into a new level of God’s favor. You will not only be healthier, but you will get better breaks and see increase and promotion as you honor God with your life!