Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 13:16
But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
A trained nurse was asked if she did not grow weary of her work. She replied: “Yes, when I have to attend to rich patients who might hire someone else to wait on them; then my head aches and my hands are heavy. But give me my basket of foods and medicines, and let me go among the poor who can pay me only with their eyes, and I can imagine no greater happiness.”
Service should be a thing of great joy. We find joy in serving others because we know God is pleased with such actions. And what greater joy is there other than knowing that our actions bring pleasure to our heavenly Father. Service is a thing of greater joy because its rewards are reaped on earth and in heaven. You will reap the rewards of your service and you will be filled with joy. Few things bring as much joy as seeing the impact we can make in the lives of other people. Only a few people ever experience this because only a few people ever go out of their way to help others. I find the preceding story of the nurse very inspiring. We can also find happiness serving those with no apparent means to pay us back, knowing that reward transcends what any earthly being can provide.
The Lord will multiply your joy and His joy will be your strength today, and always. Serve cheerfully and abide in God’s favour, in Jesus name.
Memorize & Meditate:
So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7
Prayer & Confession:
Father, I thank You for the privilege to be able to serve others with my gifts and resources. I make a commitment to do so cheerfully always, in Jesus name. The joy of the Lord is my strength and my joy shall be full, in Jesus name! Amen.