What happens when our pain results in our spirit losing enthusiasm about who God is and the life He’s provided for us. Karlton shares.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near” (Philippians 4:4-5).
I had a school teacher who was unexcitable. But one day she became animated when talking about her favorite author J.R.R. Tolkien and his Lord of the Rings books. I was so surprised to see her get excited about it that I decided I must see what was so great about this author and his books–and then I became a lifelong fan of the same author.
Excitement is contagious. And when people like us who are so ill and afflicted can get excited about our Lord and Savior–when we can show our joy in the Lord despite all of our problems and challenges–that is a powerful testimony to the world.
When someone who has no reason to be overjoyed about anything, yet is excited about their Lord, that gets people interested in our faith. When someone can still smile when talking about Jesus and His goodness, this gets people interested in our faith.
We need to be excited about Jesus. It is a powerful testimony that can get others interested in our Jesus. Perhaps He will then become their Jesus.
Get excited about Jesus today. And let that excitement be contagious to those around you.
Prayer: Dear Lord, fill us with Your joy, and let us never lose our excitement about Your Salvation. Let us always rejoice about our wonderful redemption through Your name. Amen.
About the Author:
Karlton Douglas lives in Ohio with his lovely wife. One of the first things he felt when he was saved was an overwhelming joy. He never wants to lose that joy or his excitement about Jesus.
Have you lost your excitement about your faith? Ask Jesus to refill you with joy, and then share your excitement about our Lord.
This is Third Day singing “Show Me Your Glory.” Hoping it is a comfort to remember no matter who we feel about God, He never changes how He feels about us. He’s just waiting for us to ask for His help in remembering His glory. Hugs, Lisa