Have you ever heard the phrase, “If you are happy, notify your face”? I’m sure that you from time-to-time see people whose face resonates the words from the song from the 70’s and 80’s television show Hee Haw “Gloom, despair, and agony on me, deep dark depression, excessive misery …” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvU4CC6s2e4).
From time-to-time, we need to take a reality check and look into the mirror to see what other people are seeing in our face. What we are portraying through our actions and words just isn’t lining up with the way that Jesus said it should be.
Just days before Jesus departed the earth to return to heaven, He huddled His followers together and gave them the game plan for their new assignment. In leaving them, Jesus promised that He would not leave the followers helpless, powerless, and hopeless (King James – comfortless). Instead, He promised that He would send the Comforter (Amplified Translation – Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby) to help them fulfill their assignments.
Tell me, what more do you need? How can things be so tough when you have the Comforter (Amplified Translation – Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby) called to walk alongside you? Is it really that difficult? It is really hopeless? Do you really not have the means to get the job done? Perhaps your face is reflecting the fact that you might be trying to do the job alone and not allowing the Comforter (Amplified Translation – Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby) to do His job.
Come on. Let’s change our countenance. Let’s demonstrate through our words and actions that the Holy Ghost abides within us and is enabling us to do the greater works that Jesus promised.