There is a button on Facebook that says “Hide Post,” and I have been clicking it more often during the last few weeks. There are so many pictures of our two presidential candidates, and when I see their faces I feel emotionally assaulted by the anger and harshness in their expressions.
My point is going to be very brief today: Your face matters.
The look we serve to people is going to affect them, and we can either choose to be abusive with our eyes and facial muscles or we can choose to build and encourage others with the expressions we serve to them on a daily basis.
In Psalm 31:16(NIV), David sings:
Let your face shine on your servant;
save me in your unfailing love.
God’s face shines toward his people, and if we are going to agree to be his ambassadors, then we have a responsibility to have faces that shine his light toward others.
Does your face shine toward your husband?
Does your face shine toward your children?
Does your face shine toward your coworkers, church family, and neighbors?
The most beautiful people I know are beautiful because the light of God comes through in their expressions every time I see them. (A shout out to all of my aunties, who come to mind as I write this.)
So imagine a camera on you 24/7, the way the photographers follow our presidential candidates. What kind of pictures would the world see? What heart attitude would come through in your eyes? What kind of soul would be expressed in your facial muscles?
You can change the world just by using your face well. 🙂