"May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace." (Numbers 6:24-26 NLT)
Have you stopped to think about the times that God smiles at you? Not because you have done or said something funny, but because He is pleased with you.
When I held my granddaughter during one of our visits and she snuggled up to me, I could tell that she was truly happy to be with me. She hugged me and laid her head against my chest and we just sat there. That made me smile.
I wonder if it really is that simple to make God smile. When one is truly happy to spend time with Him... When we warmly embrace His word with an obedient spirit...When our hearts consistently turn our thoughts toward Him...I believe these things make God smile.
"When the king smiles, there is life; his favor refreshes like a spring rain." (Proverbs 16:15 NLT)