1 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”

Among the many things that Scripture teaches us we should do as believers are to be joyful, to be consistent in prayer, and to be thankful.

When should we rejoice? The answer is always. Why? Because GOD promised He will never leave us nor forsake us,
His presence is with us, for us and inside of us.

Why pray without ceasing? Because the LORD delights to commune with us to strengthen us, give us wisdom, guidance and direction as we navigate through life’s daily challenges. Prayer should be as much a part of our daily lives as breathing is.

Why give thanks in all circumstances? Because giving thanks in all circumstances is GOD’s will for each and every one of us who belongs to JESUS. A thankful heart is also a heart of worship. Psalm 50:23 says that giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors GOD.

So, every moment of every day, those of us who follow JESUS CHRIST, who believe that He died for our sins and is the LORD and LOVE of our lives, should always remember to…
Rejoice, Pray, and Give thanks.

FATHER GOD, I confess that I need You more than ever in my life. Your presence inspires me and makes me rejoice in whatever circumstance I’m facing because Your Word says You’re with me, for me and inside of me. Instill in me a spirit of gratitude each time I pray, for Your goodness, kindness and faithfulness, in JESUS’ Holy and unshakable Name. AMEN!

Praying For You,
Pastor Wally & Sister Mattie