BE GLAD!

MERRY MONDAY BY PARRIS-

 

“You thrill me, LORD, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done” Ps. 92;4

 

 

Sometimes we just let the happy run clean out of us. It comes upon us slowly sucking us dry and we look at everything upside down. The city gets uglier, we hate our jobs, ourselves and the president. We forget all what the Lord has done for us and how truly blessed we are. What on earth happened to us? It does oneself well to stay in the word, attend church and press into worship. To push away from the clatter of nothingness and to stay our gaze upon the living one.

Spurgeon encourages us to BE GLAD! And he states, “This gladness in God is as a deep river; we have only as yet touched its brink, we know a little of its clear sweet, heavenly streams, but onward the depth is greater, and the current more impetuous in its joy. The Psalms show us that God’s people in olden times were wont to think much of God’s actions, and to have a song concerning each of them. So let God’s people now rehearse the deeds of the Lord! Let them tell of his mighty acts, and “sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously.” Nor let them ever cease to sing, for as new mercies flow to them day by day, so should their gladness in the Lord’s loving acts in providence and in grace show itself in continued thanksgiving.”

The happy comes when we give Christ his due praise. Despite how we feel, what has happened to us, Christ comes to the broken. The gifted comes bearing his presence. What we need is spiritual rain to refresh, restore, and renew. Gill says, “This rain is a divine gift, both as to the ministry and experience of it; it tarries not for man, neither for his desires nor deserts; falls according to divine direction, sometimes here, and sometimes there; is a great blessing, and brings many with it, revives, refreshes, and makes fruitful.” Don’t let yourself get caught up with the anger of others, the strife of discontent and the jealousy of bygone days. Allow his touch to “make you glad”.

Do whatever it takes to get back to the heart of worship. Get away from the noise, and distractions. Yes, it takes a lifestyle change and some effort but with it comes gladness.

3 Replies to “BE GLAD!”

  1. One of the main points of a recent meeting was focus on Jesus, the word. That it takes effort on our part to remain focused and the benefits of that are beyond anything we can imagine, one of those being unshakable joy. A devotion from yesterday, (Spurgeon), stated – “Have you not found the gospel to be in yourselves just what the Bible said it would be? Jesus said he would give you rest—have you not enjoyed the sweetest peace in him? He said you should have joy, and comfort, and life through believing in him—have you not received all these? Are not his ways ways of pleasantness, and his paths paths of peace?”
    This statement was proceeded by hearing, seeing and reviewing or pondering the things of God. Of course there is the scripture having us strive to enter His rest.
    Odd, our effort does not go into making our situation easier or the world nicer or people fit our mold but rather Him and He does the heavy lifting for us. Of course He is most glorified as we are most happified. IT’S TRUE! \o/

    1. I thought about a line in a movie, “You had me at hello.” He had me at forgiven. He had gone beyond anything I could ask, and for that I am filled with joy. That is my happy place!

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