aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Sarah Martin Christian Blog and Commentary

Make God Smile

  • Sarah Martin


    Sarah Francis Martin is a wife, mother, friend, mentor, author and wanna be artist. Shehas a passion to encourage women to make Jesus famous in every part of life. She is the author of Just RISE UP!: A Call To Make Jesus Famous (Thomas Nelson 2012). Sarah's relevant and conversational style will invigorate readers to live rise up off the couch of complacency live with faith-filled purpose for the renown of Jesus . When Sarah is not typing away at her laptop you can usually find her getting her hands messy with craft paint. Check out more at

  • 2013 Mar 04
  • Comments


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...

Leave a comment. Let's chat!

Join Sarah at her LIVE IT OUT! Facebook Community