|Posted by Mimi on May 9, 2011 at 12:01 PM|
1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Few verses in the Bible are this precise. Verse 16: Rejoice always. Verse 17: Pray continually. Verse 18: Give thanks in ALL circumstances... Recall that the Holy Bible is the living, breathing Word of God. What do these verses tell you? Do they say: Rejoice when good things happen? Pray when you feel like it? Give thanks when things go your way? No.
Each day, every situation and experience has been divinely placed in your life's path. God is loving on you, teaching you, guiding you, and carrying you through it all. He sent Jesus to walk with you. So take His hand and REJOICE ALWAYS, for God has blessed you beyond measure. Take His hand and PRAY CONTINUALLY, for in His sacrifice and His supplications to the Father, Jesus Christ has secured your future. Take His hand, and GIVE THANKS, for God knows you. He knows your every need, your every desire, and He knows His plans for you - plans to prosper you and to do you no harm; to give you hope and a future (Jer 29:11). Follow God, for He will fill you with love and joy, and He will make your path wide.
In everything, Rejoice, Pray, and Give Thanks.