August 14, 2020 – I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  I Thessalonians 5:16-18.

Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!  Psalm 32:11. When I arise in the morning, and see a new day coming, with a groan,  I remember this verse. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24.  

Pray constantly, be in an attitude of prayer and thanksgiving at all times. The third  in this list of commands is to give thanks in all circumstances we find ourselves.  Is this an easy task? Not when everything goes wrong.

Giving thanks doesn’t come when all things are pleasant and beautiful.  Rejoicing and giving thanks always for Jesus and His love and forgiveness.  In the deepest sorrows of our lives, knowing that Rejoicing, Praying, Giving Thanks is the will of God through Jesus Christ for us.

Dear Father God, I exult in your love and glory.  I give you thanks for the things You have done for me to draw me to You, Oh, Lord.  There is no end to your love and presence in my Life.  Oh, how I love You! In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  Matthew 28:20b. This is the promise of Jesus.

My God and I go in the field together; We walk and talk as good friends should and do.  (G.Shea) 

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. I Thessalonians 5:23-24.