Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Light of the eyes

Hello precious ladies!
"I will speak of the glorious honor 
of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works."

I want to speak of the majesty and 
wondrous works of my God.
He always has something wonderful for us
if our eyes, ears and hearts are tuned in to Him.
 Yesterday morning during my quiet time
alone with the Lord,
I fell upon Proverbs chapter 15 verse 30
and was intrigued wanting to know more. 
What caught my eye was the word "light"
because of the way the verse read.
""The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart:
and a good report maketh the bones fat."
(Proverbs 15:30)

Isn't that a beautiful verse for us ladies to think on?
"The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart"
These words made me think of joy,
and so I began to study it more 
to see if I was on the right track, and I was.
As I was reading this verse, I began to think of
those who have a glow about them
with eyes that are bright and cheery
because of the joy in their heart.
Then, when I looked in the concordance
this particular verse using the word "light"
referred to just that.
It means "happiness ~ cheerfulness."

When we have the joy of the Lord,
our countenance will be radiant,
we will be happy and cheerful.
 A positive outlook (light of the eyes) creates a ripple effect:
it spreads joy to others and produces encouraging words,
all of which create a healthier, happier environment.
"Maketh" "good news fills one's bones with
marrow or imparts strength."
That is so beautiful.

** ~~~ **

Our countenance should be as a light;
a brightness of "light" filled with happiness
and cheerfulness so as to be passed on to others.
To "maketh" is to be "fat ~ well fed" ~ "good news"
spreads  to others and fills ones bones with marrow
imparting strength. 

Are you filled with happiness and cheerfulness
creating a ripple effect of joy 
that will spread into the lives of others?
Are you spreading the "good news"
imparting strength to others?
May we all hide this wonderful verse in our hearts
and apply it to our lives
bringing honor and glory to our God.

** ~~~ **

"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance."
Heavenly father, fill us with Your Spirit,
causing us to have the joy of the Lord.
May our lives lived for You,
ripple down and touch the hearts of others
bringing with it joy and strength.
In Your honor and Name we pray.

Be Cheerful
~ Debbie ~ 

I'm joining Stephanie's party at


Jeanna said...

Amen! Thank you sweet Debbie for these words today. Your blog posts always bless me. Have a wonderful, light-filled, day!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a lovely, uplifting verse that I needed to read this morning, my friend. It's not always easy to have joy in our eyes, but it's a continual journey. I will try to keep that verse close to my heart. Thank you for sharing your light with us, for you certainly help feed our souls. xo

Linda said...

Such a beautiful ans inspiring post, Debbie! Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Debbie, What a beautiful post sharing your wisdom and the special verse from Proverbs.
This is the perfect way to begin my morning. Your light always shines through and with it blessings to all.
Hugs and Joy for the day~ cm

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Debbie! WIshing you moments of joy and praise for another gift of a day. Anita

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

This was a lovely, uplifting post.

Thank you ~ FlowerLady

Debby Ray said...

Such a lovely post Debbie! I think it is so important and pleasing to our Lord if we can keep that light on our faces, especially during times of trials and when we are experiencing even the heaviest burden. Sure, we are human and God understands our emotions and those times when we just cannot bring ourselves to smile...and we all experience those times. When we keep the "light" in our eyes on that countenance on our faces, that is sometimes the best witness we can be for our Lord...without even saying a word. Thank you for this beautiful reminder, my friend. Blessings on your Tuesday!

Sandi said...

An uplifting message! Good to read this rainy morning.

CherylQuilts said...

What a blessing to my heart today, Debbie! And it's such a good reminder for me especially at times when we don't feel well and our faces may reflect that. May we remind ourselves (myself) to continually look to Him for inner joy (through it all) so that my countenance remains joyful and shines the light of Christ! Thank you! And what beautiful photos to accentuate your precious words of encouragement! Tender hugs, dear friend!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very inspiring words and scripture! Why is it so hard to be that all the time?! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Stephanie said...

This post is so "you." I can't think of anyone better to talk about joy and cheerfulness because that really is who you are and what you're made of. Beautiful words, mom :) Thank you for sharing this sweet wisdom with Roses of Inspiration - you know I love having you at the party.

It was so nice to see you this evening...it feels like I haven't seen you in ages! Love you!

Oliva Ohlson said...

Thank you for this en-light-en encouraging verse. Blessings!

Joyful said...

It is so wonderful to be around people that have the light on their faces and the joy in their hearts. I've also been around believers that have no joy and are very critical. It is so very draining. I can see by your photos that you are one of those with the joy in your heart. God bless you and continue to hold you up. Hugs.xx

Denise said...

you are such a refreshing breathe of fresh air, love you.

Linda said...

Beautiful, thank you for the smiles. Blessings

hobbyloes said...

Its a pleasure to read your post, I needed that, because my father is very sick and we are very sad about that.
Thank you for those healing words.

Ashley said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog so much!!!!! And I love the music as well. I follow your daughter's blog, and I love her blog so much too. :) Your post was wonderful to read. :)
I am having a Scripture giveaway, and I would feel so honored and blessed if you would take a look at it, and enter. :) Here's my link.
If you would like to follow by email, I would love that. :)
Have a lovely day and thank you for the encouraging posts. :)
Love in Christ Jesus alone,

Ida said...

It was a pleasure to read your thoughts on this verse. It did shed new "light" on the verse. I really must strive more to have a more positive outlook during times that I find difficult. - Enjoyed all your lovely photos, especially those daisies.

Linda Walker said...

Good morning my friend,
Such a lovely post to read as I catch up on all that I have missed over the last couple of weeks. It's always a joy to visit you! (so glad you can't see me as I sing along to your background music....WhaT A Wonderful World!)

hobbyloes said...

My dear Debbie, I am touched by your sweet words on my blog.
Your words comfort my heart.
Thank you so much.
Wish you many blessings.

Ashley said...

Dear Mrs. Harris,

Thank you for entering my giveaway, for following my blog, and for your sweet sweet comment. :) Could you please comment with your favorite Bible verse?
(You could just reply to the comment you left before. :D )
Thank you so much! I hope you have a godly, happy day.
Blessings to you in Christ,

Mindy said...

Such encouragement Debbie - you are definitely a spreader of joy! And that picture of the cross among the trees - stunning and so moving. have a great weekend!

Dee said...

Whenever I visit your lovely blog, I know that I am in for a treat. The inspirational and encouraging words you share always touch my heart and helps me to grow as a soldier in the Lord's army. Thank you for another beautiful post.

Blessings and have a wonderful rest of the weekend... :)

White Lace and Promises said...

Don't you just love the way the Lord continues to confirm something that he has shown us in our spirits. Precious post and the photos are beautiful. The cross is magnificent.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Glory be to HIM for the joy of a new day. Debbie, thank you kindly for your visit! I am in a rush, sadly, to get to school to prepare. MUCH LOVE! Anita

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah what a great blessing to read this post, Debbie, I love the book of Proverbs it has so very many gems.. And the light of the eyes is something I have seen and thought it was as you say but not with the highlights that you've shared.

Another is Prverbs again, 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Note the contrast, dry bones and good medicine. I guess that is why it's such blessing as its talking of things we can relate to easily.
Shaz in Oz.x

22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Delvalina Wright said...

Beautiful written mrs. Debbie :) i love how you bring us to the Lord through lights of eyes.
Thank you for sharing ❤

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