Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV



Midweek thoughts on a Bible verse


Do you rejoice always?  Do you pray without ceasing? Do you give thanks for everything?  Sometimes this can be so hard to do.  During times of trouble or loss, the thought of rejoicing doesn’t enter our minds.  But it should.

We need to always rejoice, even for the trials because they help us grow.  We should pray and talk with God always, at all times, because that is our communication with our heavenly Father and it keeps us close to Him.  We should also give thanks for everything.

God gives us so many blessings and gifts.  Many times, we don’t even realize it.  Every breath we take, every step we take, everything we do throughout the day, we need to thank God for the gift of it all. 

If we keep God close to us in these ways, God will continue to rain down his comfort and blessings.  We have a great and wonderful God.  Rejoice, pray, and give thanks to Him always!


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