WHAT A PRIVILEGE AND JOY
“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
Isaiah 6:8 KJV
What a privilege and joy has been mine to serve Jesus full time since January 24, 2005. Many years ago one of my pastors said in a sermon “If you want to fly higher than a kite, start bragging on Jesus”. When he said that, I had no idea what he meant. Sometimes I get so excited; I do feel like I am flying.
I know that Heaven will be much better than now but I honestly don’t know how I can be any happier than I am now. Am I happy all the time? Of course not because satan attacks me every day with lies, discouragement and with sadness. However, Jesus always wins the victory when satan attacks me.
If you are serving Jesus, it makes satan very angry and he will do his best to discourage you. Don’t 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. All the nails in the world couldn’t have held Him if He chose to come down.
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).
Are you serving Jesus? If not, why aren’t you serving Him? When we serve Jesus, it means we have to shut off the television, get out of our comfort zone and tell everyone about our risen Saviour and His unconditional love for them. Will you serve the One Who loves you so much He died for you?
Joanne LoweMay 12, 2018