Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks!

1 Thessalonians 5 16-18 (2)

 

Verse of the Day:  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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

 

We don’t always need to change our circumstances sometimes we just need to change the way we see them.   No matter what you are going through keep rejoicing in the Lord, keep praying and keep giving thanks to God.  Don’t give up on God because He’ll never give up on you.

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Monday, Monday

Psalm 118 24

 

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 118:24

This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

 

If you’re reading this, it means God woke you up this morning and you have another day to praise and glorify God.  Each day is a precious gift from God and you should make the most of it. Rejoice, be thankful, be kind and be open to new opportunities to be blessed and to be a blessing to others.

A Cheerful Heart

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.

 

You can choose to be worried and miserable or you can choose to trust God and be happy.  The way to a cheerful heart begins in giving thanks to God in every situation. You can always find something to be thankful for even if you have to look a little harder.

Helping Others

Acts 20 35 (2)

 

Verse of the Day:  Acts 20:35

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

 

I once read an article about random acts of kindness raising dopamine levels and boosting your mood. Shortly afterwards I happened to read Acts 20:35 and it all made sense.  We feel good when we do good deeds for others because we are blessed when we give unselfishly. Give what you can whether it’s your time, money, goods or encouragement and you will be blessed.

A Joyful Heart

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 17:22

A joyful heart is good medicine.

 

Feeling joy in ordinary things isn’t as hard as it seems.  To find joy in your life focus on the good and be grateful for what you have. It’s not happy people who are thankful, it’s thankful people who are happy.   Give thanks to the Lord for in his presence is fullness of joy.

Praise the Lord

Psalm 119 164

 

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 119:164

Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.

 

There is no set number of times a day we must praise God. But wouldn’t it be wonderful if we just stopped what we were doing throughout the day to giving thanks and honor to one who is worthy of praise? We have so much to be thankful for and it doesn’t take but a few moments to say, “Thank you God!”. Lift up your hands, praise Him with your words, with your singing, with your dancing, just praise the Lord for He is good and worthy of all praise!

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 10: Happy Thanksgiving!

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Verse of the Day: 1 Chronicles 29:13

Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

 

I want to wish you all a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!  Over the past few days I’ve shared with you some of things I’m thankful for but there are so many reasons to be thankful that I would never be able to express them all.  As we give thanks to our Lord on this day let’s remember that He is good all the time and we should be thankful every day of the year.  May God bless you today and always. Happy Thanksgiving!