Good Morning+++++++Have A Wonderful Day++++++Serve With Gladness
Do You Grumble when Serving the Lord or do You Have Joy; I am not a musician but when an instrument is out of tune I can tell. An out of tune instrument is not enjoyable at all to listen too. Sometimes when we the Lord’s children are serving him we sound like an out of tune piano. We sound sour, like we have respiratory infection. Just as a piano out of tune the longer we are out of tune the longer it takes to get that right sound back.
Just like we wouldn’t want to go to a concert where all the instruments are out of tune, nobody is going to want to hear what we have to say about the Lord if we need a “Tune Up”. If you know someone who is miserable, moody, sour all the time how often do we go out of our way to sit and talk with them? Usually we do what we can to avoid them. Worse than this how do you suppose our Lord feels when we get up and our first attitude is “Lord I will serve you with a smile today but I am not feeling it”. The other question is what does the Lord think of the Christian who walks around thinking “I have to give because the Lord said so” or “I have to be a good example because the Lord says so”.
We need to WANT to serve the Lord daily, regardless of illness, situation, happy/ sad mood. When we are serving our Precious Lord we need to let people see its not a job, a chore, a burden. We need to do it willing, joyful, and in tune. There are some times things make it tough in life, but this shouldn’t be the norm. Keep in mind in many cases you will be the only Bible the lost will see, read, enjoy, and its important for you to be in tune, ready, knowing how to respond as your being watched by the lost world it may be lost family, friends, neighbors. Why would a lost individual want a life that’s out of tune and sour? Its our job to show the true Jesus and I thank him that when I go before him he doesn’t respond “not today Cheryl I am not feeling it”. What can you do to tune up your self for your daily walk, and witness?
Psalm 119:52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.
Psalm 119:53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
Psalm 119:54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
Psalm 119:55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.
Psalm 119:56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.
Psalm 119:57 CHETH. Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.
Psalm 119:58 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.
Psalm 119:59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
Romans 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;
Romans 1:10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
Romans 1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
Romans 1:12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
2Corinthians 8:3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;
2Corinthians 8:4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
2Corinthians 8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
2Corinthians 8:6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
2Corinthians 8:7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
2Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
2Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
1Peter 2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
1Peter 2:16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
1Peter 2:17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
1Peter 2:18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
1Peter 2:19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
1Peter 2:20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
OH JESUS I HAVE PROMISED
O Jesus, I have promised to serve thee to the end;
be thou forever near me, my Master and my friend.
I shall not fear the battle if thou art by my side,
nor wander from the pathway if thou wilt be my guide.
O let me feel thee near me! The world is ever near;
I see the sights that dazzle, the tempting sounds I hear;
my foes are ever near me, around me and within; but Jesus,
draw thou nearer, and shield my soul from sin.
O let me hear thee speaking in accents clear and still,
above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self-will.
O speak to reassure me, to hasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen, thou guardian of my soul.
O Jesus, thou hast promised to all who follow thee that
where thou art in glory there shall thy servant be.
And Jesus, I have promised to serve thee to the end;
O give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.
TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE
Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee.
Take my voice, and let me sing always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from Thee.
Take my silver and my gold; not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect, and use every power as Thou shalt choose.
Take my will, and make it Thine; it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own; it shall be Thy royal throne.
Take my love, my Lord, I pour at Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for Thee.
Love and Prayers