Joy And Gladness

I was watching “Legacy of Lew Sterrett” who has a horseman ministry. He teaches God’s principles in a very unique way. His ministry is called “Sermon On The Mount.” He takes a wild, never before ridden horse, and tames it within 30 minutes. The crowd watches as he proclaims the gospel in motion.

He quoted a verse that captured my heart. He used it to challenge a young man who was  not “all in” as he served the Lord. Deuteronomy 28:47-48 says, “Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything, therefore you shall serve your enemies…”

I took this verse two ways. One as a challenge to examine my own heart, and two, regarding our country. We have been given so much~an abundance to share with others. Every believer has the message of true abundance that this country needs.

Here is a verse that I use in prayer often for folks that I am praying for that are not “all in.” Psalm 100:2 says, “Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing.” Gladness is a heart attitude. It is a choice birthed from deep conviction.

Psalm 16:9 says, “Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope.” Psalm 9:2 says, “I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.” Note the declaration of intent.

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