1 Thessalonians 1 – 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Seems like a mighty tall order and I ponder and ask,
“Am I doing this?”
“What does this mean to my life?”
What does it really look like to –
GIVE THANKS IN ALL?
Then to read further that it’s God’s will…which says to me it’s not just a suggestion.
I think of John 10:10 – the bad of the thief or the abundance of God – where will we focus?Some may feel we need to rejoice, pray and thank for the bad in our lives. Which it does bring character, strength and more. But I feel Paul is saying for us to remember always God’s promises, His words of encouragement and Christ’s victory at the cross.
I think this verse brings some great leftovers to continue this Thanksgiving week.
May your days be filled with His goodness and grace! God’s blessings to you and yours.