“Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” (Psalms 100: 2)
Our obedience to divine Love and infinite Life certainly can’t be morose and apathetic. As we serve God; as we devote our lives and our thoughts to what is good and true, we must surely do it in a way that honors Him, that truly represents what He is all about.
That means we can’t forget the joy. Don’t get so caught up in the duty, the day by day alertness and active responsiveness, that you forget the very nature of our Master, the Father-Mother to Whom we strive to be faithful. Our faithfulness is found by honoring God’s own nature, one that is built of Love, joy, peace, goodness, light.
Our God merits our gladness. We go forth in Life with His presence and intention radiating through us. How can we fail to dance, to glory, to rejoice, and to sing? God’s Love is infinite. His Life is eternal. His goodness is unopposed. We are forever at one with all that is right and good and necessary and wonderful. How can we not delight in this?
Remember, we can take our inspired work seriously (for it is important and needed) but at the same time never leave the joy outside the door. A gloomy worker can’t possibly honor God, for that state of being has nothing to do with Him. But, a song of joy expresses God’s presence and brings energy and power to all that we do, not to mention peace, healing, genuine satisfaction.
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