My brother-in-law, Doy Moyer has an entry that I think is worthy of all us to read. This world may lose a good soldier for Christ but Heaven will certainly be brother Norton's gain. May we all strive to have this much faith and zeal for the LORD.
I wanted to share papa's lesson for today. Let's all have JOYFUL HEARTS!
My lesson tomorrow will be, "The Christian's Happiness". We who are Christians are the most blessed people in the world. But, sometimes we do not act like it. We need to stop and count our blessings more often and realize just what we have to look forward to and to enjoy what we have right now, today. Too often we get cumbered down with the physical part of living. Yes, we all have a life to live but we can still be happy in Christ. We are told not to worry or to be overly concerned about our lot in life (Matt. 6:25-34). Christians know that this life is not all there is to our existence. We have hope of heaven(Col. 1:5). We have a Savior who cares for us (1 Pet. 5:7). We can have a greater influence on the world by being the happy people that God intended we be. Being long faced won't lift others up or inspire others to follow the Lord if I am always negative and bleak. Besides, being sad is not nearly as beneficial to your health as being happy. "A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones" (Prov. 17:22).
For another great read go to her blog. Very encouraging words all around.
May you all have a blessed Lord's day!
pray without ceasing