What Makes God Smile?. Devotional by Rick Warren
May the LORD smile on you.... Numbers 6:25 (NLT)
Smile on me, your servant; teach me the right way to live. Psalm 119:135 (Msg)
The smile of God is the goal of your life.
Since pleasing God is the first purpose of your life, your most important task is to discover how to do that.
The Bible says, "Figure out what will please Christ, and then do it.' Fortunately, the Bible gives us a clear example of a life that gives pleasure to God. The man's name was Noah.
In Noah's day, the entire world had become morally bankrupt. Everyone lived for their own pleasure, not God's.
God couldn't find anyone on earth interested in pleasing him, so he was grieved and regretted making man.
God became so disgusted with the human race that he considered wiping it out. But there was one man who made God smile. The Bible says, "Noah was a pleasure to the Lord."
God said, "This guy brings me pleasure. He makes me smile. I'll start over with his family."
Because Noah brought pleasure to God, you and I are alive today.