Acts 2: 28 "Thou has made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance."
Oh what a beautiful verse! I reread that verse about five times! As I watched their joyful faces, I realized that the Lord's countenance was upon them. They haven't yet allowed the negative forces and criticisms of the world to overpower their thinking. They haven't yet decided to stop believing in the goodness of the ways of life. Rather, they are living in the joy of Christ. Therefore, their hearts are ready to be filled by HIM.
I sat and watched and felt inspired to do the same. People's negativity sometimes makes me feel sad inside. I decided in that moment to cast those thoughts away and simply fill my soul with joy. It takes practice and hard work to continually push away the negativity of the world…but the joy is oh so worth it!!
I think it's pretty special that God wanted to remind me that I can smile away and laugh away the negative influences that come my way!! What a WONDERFUL message!!