WHAT GLORY AND JOY
“And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?”
Luke 24:32 KJV
Avis B. Christiansen wrote a beautiful hymn “IT IS GLORY JUST TO WALK WITH HIM” I love these words. “It is glory just to walk with Him Whose blood has ransomed me; It is rapture for my soul each day. It is joy divine to feel Him near Where’er my path may be. Bless the Lord, it’s glory all the way!”
Since I gave my heart to Jesus on August 14, 1980, I have been so happy. Does this mean that I am happy all the time? Of course not because satan does everything he can do to discourage me so much that I stop serving Jesus. One of things he does to discourage me is tell me Jesus doesn’t love me.
We read in the Bible “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world” (1 Peter 5:8,9).
When we serve Jesus, we need to stay on the alert because satan will lie to us and do his very best to discourage us so much that we stop serving Jesus. We must not let that happen! We must stay on the battlefield for Jesus just as He stayed on the cross for us when He could have come down.
Heavenly Father, You are a tender loving and compassionate Father and I love You and appreciate You. Thank You for all You have done. Please comfort and encourage all those who are hurting, lonely and discouraged. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweMay 5, 2018