All Posts /

If You're Happy and You Know It

If You're Happy and You Know It

Editor's note: The Wonder of Creation is Louie Giglio's wildly popular kids' devotional follow-up to Indescribable and How Great Is Our God. Enjoy this excerpt and pass along to a young friend!


This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad today! — Psalm 118:24 ICB

How do you show you’re happy?

If you’re a cat, you purr. If you’re a dog, you wag your tail. And if you’re a rabbit, you bust out your best binky moves. You read that right — binky. When rabbits are happy, they do this crazy kind of move called a binky. Each bunny has its own binky style, but it’s a kind of jumping, midair twist with a kick and a little hop or two on the landing. Some bunnies’ binkies can reach almost three feet in the air!

If you watch a bunny binky, you can’t help but be happy too.

So back to that first question: How do you show your happiness? Sure, there are tough days, but there are also wonderful days when everything seems to go your way. You wake up to your favorite breakfast, ace the test, and find an extra dollar in your pocket. There are days when God blesses you with a chance to help a friend or the opportunity to learn something new about Him. And there are so-so days that are still amazing because you get to share them with Him.

So how do you let the world know life is good? Smile, sing, whistle, or dance — whatever says “happy” to you.

Just be sure to thank the One who gave you all those reasons to be happy.

Praise Him, say a prayer of thanks, and tell someone how good God is to you. And hey, if you feel like it, bust out a binky or two — that’s what the bunnies do!

Lord, thank You for all the wonders, the fun, and the happiness You pour into my days. Amen.

Share the Wonder

Share your happiness by helping someone else feel happy too. Use the word JOY to remind you to do these three things every day:

(1) do something to make Jesus happy,

(2) do something to make others happy, and

(3) do something to make yourself happy too.

Here’s a secret: when you help others, you not only make them happy, but you make Jesus and yourself happy too!

Excerpted with permission from The Wonder of Creation by Louie Giglio, copyright Louie Giglio.

* * *

Your Turn

Share your happiness! How are your sharing your JOY today? Come tell us! We want to know! ~ Devotionals Daily