Thursday, March 7, 2013


"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

Rejoice. Pray. Give thanks. Action words for sure, but take it even deeper and think of these as "attitude words." May these outward actions flow from an attitude within. May we rejoice because we are filled with sincere joy. May we always be aware of God's presence in a way that enables our hearts to be continually prayerful, even though the responsibilities and routines of life prevents us from verbalizing those prayers. May we truly have hearts that are so thankful that our gratitude is expressed in our countenance and evident to those we meet. Don't think of these as merely nice sentiments, but as "the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

Heavenly Father, may these be our attitudes within. The world around us needs to see joyful, prayerful, thankful Christians. Fill us with your joy, give us a constant, prayerful awareness of your presence, and make us truly grateful. This is your will for your children in Christ. May we never seek to find contentment in anything less. With joy-filled hearts we ask this. Amen.

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