People often ask me, "How do you do it? How do you constantly maintain your cheerful countenance with all that you do and face in your daily life?" The answer readily given is, "God gives me the grace and I give Him my heart." Paul tells us that "God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Cor. 9:7). Our God lovingly provides for all our needs (2 Cor. 9:8) and He is pleased when we imitate His generosity. If we truly believe that the "joy of the Lord is my strength" (Neh. 8:10), then once we are rooted in Him and confident in His love, we will feel impelled to share His joy and peace with others. May we daily surrender all to our God, and happily be His strength and good news for others. Lord Jesus, as You willingly gave Your life for our salvation, may Your Spirit of generous love be evident in how we live our lives. Amen.