Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.” (1 Thes 5:16)
I remember reading this Scripture in church a while ago, and it got me thinking …
(1) Be cheerful no matter what:
HOW? Well, we know that “The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Neh 8:10). And if we break it down, it’s like, GOD loves you so much that He’s spending all day and all night with you to ‘prove’ that He can handle EVERYTHING life throws at you … "if" you let Him!
(2) Pray all the time:
The World’s la la is happening around us all the time, so Prayer (which is really just dialogue with GOD – like Jesus did all the time), allows GOD to step into the la la and change the ‘natural’ circumstances through His ‘Super-natural’ intervention … just as He did all the time for Jesus!
(3) Thank God no matter what happens:
We can honestly do this when we truly interact with our Father and believe that no matter what happens, HE LOVES US. As it says in Rom 8:28: “… He (Jesus) knows us far better than we know ourselves …That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”
Maybe we should stop asking GOD why we're going through this, and start asking Him, "What are you preparing me for?"
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