- Pastor Rolf Woodard
Daily Inspiration - Saturday, April 18, 2020
Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in His commands. Psalm 112:1
The motivational adage tells us: if you enjoy what you do for a living, you'll never work a day in your life. There is a parallel in the Christian life: if you find joy in God and doing the things that bring God joy, your service to Him will never feel like drudgery and an unwelcome burden.
We worry a lot about taking time for ourselves so that we don't burn out and become weary in doing good. But perhaps it is a sense of self-preoccupation that saps us of energy, and the act of giving and serving that re-energizes us.
Does service energize you and bring you joy? If not, turn your attention to the heart of God and what brings Him joy. You will find God's joy to be contagious!
I want to share this thought from Richard J. Foster . “Joy, not grit, is the hallmark of holy obedience. We need to be light-hearted in what we do to avoid taking ourselves too seriously. It is a cheerful revolt against self and pride. Our work is jubilant, carefree, merry. Utter abandonment to God is done freely and with celebration.”
Father, show me the things that I can do that will bring joy to You .I ask for Your presence in me so that everyone I meet has an opportunity to see You. In the matchless Name of Jesus I pray, Amen.