GOODNEWS DAILY DEVOTIONAL NOVEMBER 6, 2021 (BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE)
TOPIC: BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 18:2-4
Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
You have the potential to be as rich or richer than Mark Zuckerberg. It does not require you to take on a new side hustle or work more hours. You have all the resources you need right now to do it. It is a superpower that you possess that, for many people, is underutilized. Yet, it is a God-given grace that is available for you to take advantage of. This Kingdom asset is a visible trademark of every Christian. In fact, it is impossible to be filled with the Spirit and not be rich in this way. What is this superpower that can make you richer than Mark Zuckerberg every single day of your life? It is a smile.
Did you know that children smile as many as four hundred times a day? It is virtually impossible to be around a smiling child and not be filled with joy. A study found that it is very difficult to frown when looking at someone who smiles. Smiling is contagious. Smiling is such a powerful stimulant to the pleasure centre of your brain that even if you fake a smile, it releases feel-good hormones throughout the body that help you feel better. Chocolate, a well-regarded pleasure inducer, cannot match the power of your smile.
British researchers found that one smile can generate the same level of brain stimulation as up to 2,000 bars of chocolate. The same study found that smiling is as stimulating as receiving up to £16,000 in cash. That’s nearly $25k a smile. Become as a little child by enriching your life every day with a smile.
The Spirit of God in me enriches my spirit with joy, restores my soul, and infuses my physical body with strength. My smile is proof of my greatness. My smile is a good news carrier. As I smile, I release the joy of the Lord and infect my environment with His presence. My immune system is being boosted, my defence is fortified, and I confuse the devil.
Isaiah 12:3; Galatians 5:22-23
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