Bible Ballistics: BBs #153 Serve The Lord With Gladness!!!
Just a short word of encouragement as we go into the weekend. Psalm 100 is one of my favorite reminders to be joyful and grateful for all that God IS not just what He does.
“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord,
all ye lands.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness:
come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the Lord he is God:
it is he that hath made us,
and not we ourselves;
we are his people,
and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him,
and bless his name.
5 For the Lord is good;
his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations.”
You don’t have to be a great singer to praise Him, just open up your mouth and sing praises unto Him, even if it’s in the bathtub—just praise Him. God doesn’t ask us to be a professional, but just simple “praise-ers”!!!
And not just with singing, but as the little children’s song says, “Serve the Lord with gladness, in your works and ways”. Our life should ever be praise to our God as we serve Him in all our steps!
In kindness to that busy clerk, who’s having a hard day.
To the service person at the repair shop.
To the teller at the bank that miscounted your money.
To the waitress that messed up your order.
To the busboy that no one notices.
To the carhop who may need an uplifting word.
To that sad looking person that may just need a smile or kind word to go on.
To that child in the grocery cart who is looking for a wave or a hello to know goodness does exist.
So??? Here’s our shot for today. “Serve the Lord with gladness” as you go about your busy-ness this weekend, and every day. Make a real effort to let your service to God be a service and a testimony to the world today and each day. Have a blessed day serving our Lord with gladness.
It’s good for the face—
it’s good for the soul—
it’s good for the world.
Here’s smiling at YOU!!!