“Serve the LORD with gladness.”

The thought crossed my mind as I thought thoughts on my early morning walk three days ago. (I bristle sometimes at the complaining service God’s people render to Him sometimes.)

“Serve the LORD with gladness,” came the verse piece plopping into my critical thoughts. Made me think that my bristling criticisms had a ready, worthy target in the very organ generating them.

“Serve the LORD with gladness,” the brief cascade of Scriptures began.

Because “God loveth a cheerful giver” was the next verse fragment.

Because we are both tasked and privileged to do whatever we do “heartily, as to the Lord.”

Because “it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.”

Because we each have our own calling in which to be faithful and what another person does for Jesus and His church is…well, “What is that to thee? Follow thou me.” Continue reading

The joy of the Lord is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10). Strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might (Ephesians 6:10).

Be strong, and work; for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts. -Haggai 2:4

I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. -John 15:5

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. -Philippians 4:13

Strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. -Ephesians 6:10

The joy of the Lord is your strength. -Nehemiah 8:10

Thus said the Lord of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets. -Zechariah 8:9

Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not. -Isaiah 35:3,4

The Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might. -Judges 6:14

If God be for us, who can be against us? -Romans 8:31

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not. -2 Corinthians 4:1

Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. -Galatians 6:9

Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. -1 Corinthians 15:57

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Go in this thy might
Go in this thy might.