“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I Thessalonians 5:16-18
Some days I just wonder what I am supposed to be doing as I live this life of mine. Sometimes I think I have it figured out . I should never think that. If I think that then it seems the next instant things change and what I was just doing is no longer what I need to be doing.
10 days ago my world shifted and things are no longer as they were. If I am not posting on here as much it is because I have been handed a new situation to understand and work through.
I am praising God for the above verse today. Even NOT knowing or even having a small inkling of what wisdom I am going to need in the future, I can KNOW exactly what God’s will is for me.
REJOICE ALWAYS As if rejoicing wasn’t hard enough, but to do it always. I am not a rejoicer. I tend to be grumpy in the mornings, moody at noon & something different the rest of the day. There are so many things I am thankful for in this life I live. But rejoicing? Still working on that one. Always? Yep that is a work in progress. I find it very interesting that rejoicing comes even before praying. Maybe it is a challenge to do the hardest things first. I tell my kids that a lot.
PRAY WITHOUT CEASING Okay this one isn’t so hard. I do a lot of praying. As I do dishes, as I mow, as I look for the answer to some problem. I am so glad that I can take every single worry or care that I have to the ONE who can handle it. Even when life falls apart. He is there to hold me up. Even when the anchors that I have known all my life shift, He doesn’t. I find such peace and reassurance in that fact alone.
GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES I am thankful. I know that my whole life and everything in it belong to God. Jesus saved me and I know that he holds my past, present & future in his hand. The reality is that some circumstances are beyond difficult. How do I thank him for that? I try to find the lesson that is in it for me to learn. I pray that my eyes are open to the growing he wants me to do. I don’t have to like it but I am trying . . . attempting to be thankful that he loves me enough to mold me and shape me in to the woman he wants me to be.
This is straight from the heart. Many of our families adventures are fun. Many are silly. This one is not. I may be able to share more later but if not I will be here trying to walk this path that is in front of me.