the smile of heaven.

"The whole outlook of mankind might be changed if we could all believe that we dwell under a friendly sky and that the God of the heaven, though exalted in power and majesty, is eager to be friends with us." -A.W. Tozer The Knowledge of the Holy

A.W. Tozer is one of the most provoking Christian writers I have ever read.

It would have been nice to have the chance to meet him while he was on this side of eternity but nonetheless his voice still carries a clear call to seek God.

There is no question that the goodness of God is one revelation I am continually trying to feed in my life.

It's a game changer-no question.

  • I seek God differently when I catch a glimpse of His goodness.
  • I treat others differently when I experience His goodness.
  • I am more comfortable in my own skin when I soak in His goodness.
  • I enjoy walking out my assignment when I sense His good pleasure over my life.

I am one of those people that regularly talks to themselves.

One of the most frequent things I say and pray over myself is the reminder that I live under the "smile of heaven".

Even though I have been a Christ-follower for two decades now, I still have repeating, "broken record recordings" that the enemy of my soul tries playing in my head each day.

That is why I remind myself what Jesus did on the cross.

Because of His sacrificial and overcoming life, I now stand in a position of great favor in God's eyes.

Give it a shot. Develop a personal mantra in your daily dialogue.

Join the conversation with a comment:

  • What things do you have to say to yourself on a regular basis?
  • When was the last great reminder you had of God's goodness?