REJOICE ALWAYS AND PRAY CONTINUOUSLY!
Rejoice always. Pray continually.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-17
God is the source of all joy. The joy of God is our strength, so we must rejoice in God and not in circumstances. For, regardless of any situation,
God continues to be the Lord in our lives! The joy that God gives is lasting, springs from His love, and has no end. God's love makes us happy and motivates us to share it: the joy of Salvation in Christ Jesus. As with everything in life, there is a time to rejoice and a time to pray. To pray continually is to seek God, is to relate to Him. Just as we relate to our family members, we must seek this daily relationship with God. The fruit of this communion is love, it is the joy of having a God so present.
Pray and rejoice!
- Try to talk to God, pray! God wants to hear from you and brighten your day.
- Rejoice in God. He's enough in your life.
- Share that joy with your neighbor. God will rejoice even more.
To Pray: God, You are the reason for my joy. Even in difficult times I know you are with me, so I am happy. You are sovereign and I know you love me, so I feel safe in your arms. Thank you so much Father, amen.