Last night I started to write, but seeing as how it was 3:00 a.m. I wasn’t able to make complete sentences or bring together a cohesive though. After writing the first line about 10 different times, I decided it was time to call it a night.
The reason for even wanting to write that late at night in the first place was because of how I felt at that moment. I had just finished going through the pictures I shot at the VBS during the first two days. (heading out for one more night in about 30 minutes) As I wrote in my last post, it has been the first opportunity to really serve in some capacity at our new home church. As I hit the export button in Lightroom to render all of the jpegs, (geek talk to save the edited pictures) I was overwhelmed with a really euphoric high. Simply put, I just felt happy. Not the giggling school girl kind, but the kind of happy you get when you feel like you’re proud of something you did. Only, that isn’t exactly correct either, because technically speaking, photographing a performance like that isn’t the most difficult task ever. I think my happiness came more from an intuitive understanding that I am walking on a path that God has mapped out for my life.
Even right now, thinking about it, I have that awareness of God’s close proximity. In the big scheme of things one little action or one little step will not change the world, but a lifetime of walking in the right direction has unlimited potential. I still don’t know where I’m going to be next year, but I have a peace that goes beyond my intellectual ability to understand. I just know that I experience these moments in life where God puts little markers on my path, and I know I’m heading the right direction.
Which brings me back to the title of the blog. There is no happiness in life equivalent to knowing that God is smiling on your life. It is a happiness that transcends any momentary circumstance and springs from your soul like a river of living water.
Happiness = Seeing God Smile