Nehemiah 12:27 And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.
God loves gladness. How He loves to see us full of His joy. We can only dedicate things to Him with gladness and not with murmurings. I sense the devil knows this and so he fosters situations that cause strife and murmurings. The noise of singing, cymbals and instruments rendering melody loudly with joy brings a smile to His lips. Gladness is not a thrill or a reaction to something we perceive as positive … rather it is a reaction to sensing God in our situation that gives us a joy that the world has never known or discovered.
Psa_122:1 A Song of degrees of David. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.
When we discover this gladness, we are no more enamored with what the world offers …its acceptance, approval becomes irrelevant. When we have this gladness, earth’s woes cannot derail us nor can we be carried away by worldly thrills. We have a satisfaction from heaven …tapping from the all-sufficient one. Nothing … absolutely nothing moves us. We yearn to praise and worship God … we love Him … we cannot get enough of Him. This gladness is a stranger to the heathen, unknown to the idolater, taken from the blackslider and far from our best earthly amusements.
Jdg_18:20 And the priest’s heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.
Verses for further meditation
Psalm 97:8; Acts 2:26
Thoughts for Business and the work place
Do not let anyone steal your joy. Get back your gladness and thank God for a great day
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, keep me rejoicing …keep me singing … keep me dancing unto you. Amen
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