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Joy in Jesus

Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. – Psalms 100:2‭-‬3

And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. – Romans 12:1

Currently, I am savoring a devotion written by Charles Spurgeon (I’ll tell you more, tomorrow). He has written countless sermons and material.

But, his wife is one I admire. Susie Spurgeon was a woman I would very much like to sit down and have a conversation. She was mostly bedbound. Yet, even in her frail state, she was a woman who passionately served the Lord with the very breath of her life.

Serving God is not a matter of mobility or an abundance of resources (money, time, etc). Serving God is something we can do by gladly living – and living for Christ, our King!

We can gladly serve God, by continuing to live. Maybe even, when we are ready to go home to Heaven due to trials.

An offering the Lord will accept is wrapped in gladly loving Him and His people.

It is serving Him with gladness, instead of making ourselves. It is searching for the joy in Christ – that we have to put effort towards. Seeking His face is the Source of my joy.

And sometimes, it is a lot harder to find. My quiet times with the Lord have been lacking, so yes my joy definitely was as well. Like Colossians says, our lives are wrapped up in Christ! It is Him who gives us the joy in the face of difficulties. A joy we have a hard time explaining to others.

All we can say is, “Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!”

So this joy is my reminder not to let my devotion time slip again. He is worth it! He is the only Reason I am still here!


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By Gracefully Overcoming

Gracefully Overcoming is my corner of the web to share my journey with chronic and mental illness, , and how Jesus keeps reminding me who I am in Him. I can always be found at: www.gracefullyovercoming.blog/