Psalm 100:2 reads: “Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs”.
The great violinist, Nicolo Paganini, willed his marvelous violin to Genoa — the city of his birth — but only on condition that the instrument never be played upon. It was an unfortunate condition, but there was something about the wood that as long as it was used and handled, it showed little wear. As soon as it stopped being played, it began to decay. That exquisite, mellow-toned violin became worm-eaten in its beautiful case, valueless except as a relic.
In our Christian walk, we are made for service. A Christian that is not serving is not a happy person because the closer we get to God, the more we realize the need to serve Him.