When you witness, put on a happy face. You may say, "I can't put on a happy face if I'm not happy. I just can't act happy." But if you have accepted Christ, you ARE happy. God says you are happy.

Read in Deuteronomy 33:29, "Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O People saved by the Lord."

You have a right to say, "I am saved by the Lord...I AM HAPPY!" There is an under-current of happiness in every Christian's heart. You can be happy in spite of circumstances.

Paul was in a stinking prison cell in Rome when he wrote: "Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, REJOICE" (Phil. 4:4).

No wonder he won his guards to the Lord, and even some of Caesar's household became saints of God (Phil. 4:22).

This is an unhappy world we live in. Most men are disappointed with their past, and disgusted with the present, and afraid of the future. If someone comes along who is happy that their past life has been forgiven, and they are satisfied and content with their present life (in spite of surrounding circumstances) and unafraid of the future - that person is going to have an impact!

Will you be one of them?

Source: Tools for Winning Others to Christ by Dwight Thompson.
Excerpt permission granted by Cornerstone Publications