Rejoice Always

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“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances……”

I Thessalonians 5: 16 – 18a

Ok, so we all know how difficult this is to do! There’s not one of us that hasn’t struggled with rejoicing always. And yet God has given us a recipe of sorts on how to accomplish this – by praying continually!

Alright, so does God want us to forget about doing the laundry or going to our jobs, and pray instead? No, what this means is – as we go about our day we can pray here and there as we run into circumstances that are difficult.

And what exactly is a prayer? It is simply words from our hearts, spoken or silently lifted up. You can even pray with your eyes open! I’m serious! It could be as simple as, “Lord I need some help down here!”

Lord God, please help us to pray continually so that we can walk in an attitude of praising you, and rejoicing always! Amen, and hallelujah!

   

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Romans 15: 13

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“May the God of hope fill you with all joy

and peace as you trust in Him.”

    

Heavenly Father, You are the God of hope. Thank You, that we can follow You

and as we learn how to trust in You, we really are filled

with joy and peace! What a blessing.

Amen.

 

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Psalm 27: 4-5

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One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek:

that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days

of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord

and to seek him in his temple.

For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe

in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter

of his tabernacle and set me high

upon a rock.

         

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Delighting Ourselves in the Lord

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“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Psalm 37:4

Most of us understand, that people of faith can have joy. But what does it mean, that he will give us the desires of our heart? Does it mean that he will give us whatever we want? If you think about it though, that doesn’t sound quite right.

Think about it this way, if we delight in the Lord, that delight – will place on our hearts the desires that we should have, or that God wants us to have.

Another way of saying this is: that joy connects us so beautifully with the Lord, that we open our hearts to receive His desires for us.

Wow! Ain’t that cool?

      

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