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Sarah Francis Martin has a passion to encourage and relate to women in their twenties. She is the author of Stress Point: Thriving Through Your Twenties In A Decade Of Drama (Thomas Nelson 2012). Sarah's relevant and conversational style will lead young adult readers to live out the Kingship of Christ in everyday life in order to find godly success, purpose, and well-being. Obsessed with pink lip gloss and all things artsy-crafty, Sarah lives with her husband and son in North Carolina. Her ministry, LIVE IT OUT!, is a space for 20/30-somethings to connect with one another and grow closer to Jesus. Check out more at

Make God Smile

Monday, March 04, 2013


Take a peek in my journal entry for this morning. I love the idea that we can make God smile as He is pleased with us. Every now and then I share some pages and words from my journal. Please know these are just real and raw thoughts which are unedited and not scrubbed to look pretty.

Ultimately it does not matter whether we are here or gone; our purpose stays fixed, and that is to please Him. {2 Corinthians 5:9 THE VOICE}

This is my daily goal, Lord, to please You. I can't go do this if I'm left up to my own devices for I will fail You. But, I pray that Your Holy Spirit will flood my heart, flood my mind and influence my actions so that will make You smile upon me, Lord.

Help me to not attempt to just be the "good girl" today because it is the right thing to do. Rather, help me to desire Your smile deep down in my heart because pleasing You is what I'm made to do. It is what satisfies my soul.

I know there will be days where I will not please You, I will go astray and disobey you. May those days be few and far between as I choose to make you smile.

I look forward to the day where we will sit face to face and recount all of the smiles.

Is it ever your goal to make God smile? Take some time to touch base with Jesus today...

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