Joy in Serving Jesus

”Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee:

 he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” Ps 55:22

Are you suffering from the Elijah syndrome?  You know: you’ve seen great victory in battle; joy fills your heart; and then, down to pity party pit you go!  Your life mirrors the latest country song: your hubby’s gone, the money’s gone, the dog is gone… you know the story – it’s the “everything’s gone wrong” song!

I was there today.  I don’t have to give all the details – they do not matter. Satan aimed his fiery darts right at the chink in my armor, and my flesh did the rest!  Poor me!  As much as I tried to tell myself to stop it, it just seemed like I was bent to go down that road.

Dear patient husband of mine!  He suggested a walk.  It helped, but you know what really broke the spell?  Serving Jesus!  We just got home last night (Thursday) after being away for a week; I had three calls to sub this morning (Friday) before 7:00 AM; and then a dear lady called asking me if I was coming tonight.  “Coming where,” I ask.  “You know – the children’s party you scheduled for tonight.”  No, I had forgotten.  All that started me on the slippery slope of despair.  But now, after the party’s over, JOY!  THERE IS JOY IN SERVING JESUS!!  Why He even uses me, I don’t know; but I’m sure glad He does!  He loves me too.  I’ll never understand that!  AND, He forgives all my sins.  Hallelujah!  What a Savior.

Are you in the dumps?  Go bake someone a cake. Make a phone call. Write a letter, all in Jesus’ name!  You will have joy, unspeakable!

“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not,

yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory” 1Pe 1:8

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I've been blogging for several years now, and continue to be thankful for the opportunity to share my heart, as well as hone my writing skills. When I was urged to write about my passion, three things came to mind: my God, my family, and music. I am a born-again believer of Jesus Christ. My doctrine is Baptist, my stand is fundamental. I love the Word of God and want to share how it has changed my life. It is my primary passion; however, my family is the close second! God has blessed me with a wonderful godly husband who has led me and discipled me in my walk with Christ. God also gave us three wonderful children who, along with their spouses, all love the Lord and are passionate soldiers in God's army as well. Add seven grandchildren, and my heart is overflowing with praise to my God! Music comes in third and is a great burden on my heart. We all need to find what is acceptable and pleasing to God in this area. Like every area of the Christian life, we cannot just choose music because we like it.

One thought on “Joy in Serving Jesus

  1. Amen, amen, amen! This is such an encouraging post! We all have been in “pity party pit” but God is our unchanging Savior who will set our feet on higher ground every time. 🙂

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