Daily Devotions: Serve With Gladness

From Fire Yourself by Willy Stewart & Theresa Allen

SERVE WITH GLADNESS

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Psalm 100:1-2 (ESV): “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!”

The Lord loves a cheerful heart. Why? Because a cheerful heart is one at rest, one that is trusting in the sovereignty of the Savior. God wants us to surrender our fears and worries to Him, and in His presence rejoice. When we can sing in times of sorrow or stress, we are serving God with gladness. When we can lift up His name in praise and adoration just because of who He is and not because of something He has done for us lately, we bring honor to the Almighty. Serving the Lord with gladness is an attitude of trust and a position of rest. When we serve Him this way, though, we find that our hearts are filled with joy unspeakable and our faith is strengthened.

Rejoice in the God of your salvation today!