Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage
“ Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV 1984
- What words stand out to you in this passage?
- Again, we see completeness…what does it men to you to be continually in prayer?
- Working backwards, paraphrase God’s word from this passage.
- It is God’s will…though it’s hard to imagine giving thanks in all circumstances, he works all things together for our good (Romans 8:28). Is there a difficult situation you need to thank God for? Lift it up to Him now.
- We are told His joy is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10), which is very different than worldly happiness, but much more fulfilling. Ask the Lord to fill you with His joy so you may remain strong in HIM!
Always! Continually! All circumstances! It is God’s will!!!! I will be praying for you!