God’s Will 1Thessalonians 5:16-18


God is more concerned about who we are than what we do. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

What  a great place to start when we are looking for God’s will for our lives. It does not say be happy it says to rejoice always. I am not always happy in my circumstances but I can always be joyful in the Lord and who He is.

Praying without ceasing is simply to be in communication with God constantly. It does not mean to assume the position of prayer (whatever that is?) close my eyes and pray. it means I simply to talk with God and allow him to talk with me.

Giving thanks in everything does not mean I enjoy my trial and thank God for them. It means that I thank God even in my trials not for them. Again I focus on Him and who He is not the trial or circumstance that I am going through.

I need to rest assured that He is God and in total control of all things and I can rejoice in Him, communicate with Him, and gives thanks to Him because of who He is.


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3 Responses to God’s Will 1Thessalonians 5:16-18

  1. What humor! Love your light touch on a serious subject. Also want to welcome you to the John 3:16 Marketing Network. You will enjoy this bunch as well as find marketing support. So jump on in!

    Blessings, Carol Brown

  2. I like the distinction you make between being happy and being joyful. Happiness can often depend on external circumstances whereas joy is internal and constant because we know we’re never alone!

  3. CBM

    Love the post. How true. Very well said.

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