This week on Geek Devotions; Celeste has been inspired by season 3 of Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ to ask two very interesting questions. “Will You Choose to Serve? Why do you serve?

Series of Unfortunate Events:

So recently I (Celeste) have been going through the final season of Series of Unfortunate Events, we are officially past the point I have read in the series, so everything in this last season is entirely new to me. There is a scene in part one of Penultimate Peril where Kit Snicket is laying out a plan in which she needs the Bauldaires help. She tells them that they do not have to do this mission but would they be willing to Volunteer? Of course they do, and of course, things go the… Shall we say unfortunate route? But the question… Will you volunteer?  Isaiah was asked a similar question.

“ I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”
Isaiah 6:8 ESV

As Christian’s, there are a lot of things that we are told in scriptures. Things we have talked about on previous Geek Devotions. God’s created us for a purpose, God has plans for your life, we are called to the great commission regardless of if we “Feel called to ministry.” But the one thing that we need for all of those things is a willing, and a cheerful heart.

Isaiah in this verse is willing. He wants to be used by God in however God sees fit.

In Proverbs 17:22 it says that

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
Proverbs 17:22 ESV

So even if we are willing to help, to go and do the things God is telling us to do… Do we go about it with a sourpuss’ face? Or do we go about it with a joyful heart? One of the things I love about the show, and the books series of unfortunate events, is that no matter how grim, dismissal or outright bad things look, the Bauldaires keep their attitude of willingness to help, serve, and volunteer.

The question of the Week. What is a practical way you keep joy in your life?


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