Serve the LORD with Gladness
Recently, I ministered at a conference and the Host Greeted everyone by saying “I Love Ministry!” I thought, Wow! She serves the Lord with Gladness. As a ministry worker I know it’s easy to get consumed with the many details of hosting a multi-day function. Registration, meals, service orders, special guests, it can drain the joy right out of you. Yet here she was standing with a big smile on her face declaring her love for ministry. What a blessing!
I enjoy working with people who love what they do, and I can’t help but believe that God feels the same way. The people who get God’s favor are the one’s who serve Him with gladness.
2 Corinthians 9:7 says that God loves and is not willing to do without a cheerful giver.
In Deut 28:47 God warns the Israelites that if they don’t serve the Lord with gladness, they will end up serving their enemies. Like the song says, “you’ve got to serve somebody.”
The choice is yours. Keep serving with Gladness!