"I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart."
(Psalms 40:8 KJV)
"And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name."
(Luke 10:17 KJV)
All of our life is affected by how we Christians relate joy, happiness, and pleasure to both our discipleship and our relationship with Our Awesome God through Jesus Christ. How do you tell and show others that you are really enjoying your work for the Lord?
From the things they said, the disciples experience at evangelism far surpassed their expectations. They came back filled with rejoicing. When they said, “even the devils are subject unto us,” it would seem that their ability to cast out demons was far better than they had expected. They were happy to see this happen as they had trouble before. After all, the nine apostles had been unable to cast the demon out of the boy back in Luke 9:37-41. That they were able to cast out demons was proof to the disciples that they had great authority in Jesus' name. They had something to rejoice for in service to Jesus Christ because they saw proof that they could help. They told others what Our Awesome God had allowed them to do. But they were specially trained by Jesus Christ.
All who serve the Lord know that Our Awesome God does not always make battles easy for us to fight and, like Joshua, Paul or the disciples, He doesn't always go physically before us,. But how many problems does He get rid of that we never knew were there? And He will always help if you ask Him. When we do something that we can see has helped His cause, we should rejoice because we will probably only see a small portion of the good that Our Awesome God does with the service we perform.
We should show and tell others of the joy we get from serving the Lord. Don't be bragging about your accomplishments - brag instead on the Lord. He did it! You just supplied the hands! Find joy in serving Him every day!
We Christians should show our joy, happiness, and pleasure in serving and in our relationship with Our Awesome God through Jesus Christ. If you are a Christian who has strayed away from Our Awesome God, or someone who has never been a Christian, or a person who needs to help minister to others, join us at Living Word Baptist Church on Sunday at 9:30 AM for Bible Study and at 10:30 AM for Worship Service. At 6:00 PM we have a Bible Study along with AWANA for children until 7:30 PM (September through May). On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests, and a Bible Study follows until 8:00 PM. We welcome all people and love them!
Flo & Bill