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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Serve with Gladness and Joy

          Have you had your Joy Juice today?  When you’ve had your serving of joy, make sure you serve others!

            People who are in the habit of serving others most likely have lots of friends.  They “attract” others because of their giving nature and joyful attitude.  Those who “serve the Lord with gladness” as the scripture in Psalm 100:2 says, truly are attractive and put a song in the hearts of those around them.

                Do you “serve” others with joy and gladness?  Or are you grumpy and frumpy when it comes to serving?  Some people want to BE SERVED but don’t enjoy reciprocating.  Let’s look to Jesus as our example:

Philippians 2:1-5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

"If then there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and mercy,  fulfill my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, sharing the same feelings, focusing on one goal.  Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves.  Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.  Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus."

                The attitude of Jesus was one of humility, love, unity and service.  When we use Jesus as our role model, serving Him with gladness, we will find ourselves with that “magnetic joy” that attracts others to Christ.  What a great way to glorify God! 

                Serve, glorify and share His love & joy. 

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