Aug 1, 2019

1 Thessalonians 5-16-18

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

Thoughts on the Verse  
 Joy comes from knowing we are never alone. Prayer is the ongoing conversation we have, Spirit to Spirit, child to Abba, human with God. Thanksgiving and joy are the great reminders that we have been blessed no matter what the outward circumstances imply.

 Prayer
Precious and Righteous Father, thank you for being there, always. Give me a deeper appreciation and a more profound awareness of your presence. May my life reflect the joy you have given. And may my heart always find its home in you. Through the name of Jesus my Savior, Amen.