1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” In this particular scripture verse we are being told by the Apostle Paul to rejoice no matter what, to pray all day and all night, give thanks in bad times, all because this is what God wants us to do. This is an almost impossible feat as who can give thanks in all circumstances and pray non stop. However, notice that the word “in all circumstances” is used instead of “for all circumstances”. When we keep in mind that
Stand firm in God’s Word and you will win life. This Holy Scripture Passage begins with the Disciples admiring the beauty of the Temple of God, and then we are quickly taken away to a grim future of calamities listed by Jesus. He warns of false prophets, wars, earthquakes, hunger, deadly pandemic disease, Christian persecution, betrayal from those close to us and signs from heaven of the End Times. Jesus warns us of all of these things and tells us these will occur before the End Times. He does not reveal the exact date and no one will know the
To be a “mature” believer is to be full of wisdom, not earthly wisdom, but God’s Wisdom. Reflect on the verse from the Wisdom of Solomon 9:6 “for even one who is perfect among human beings will be regarded as nothing without the wisdom that comes from you.” The Bible contains the writings taught not by human wisdom but by the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 2:13). The Bible (Basic Information Before Leaving Earth) is a Judeo/ Christian manual of operation that reveals “the things of the Spirit of God”—things from God that us humans can’t know on our own.
How does God speak to you? There are so many ways we can find God throughout the day and everyday..Seek Him always..He wants to hear from us continually throughout each and every day.. He wants a personal relationship with us. Communication to God can be informal throughout the day. Short prayers throughout the day such as “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner” brings comfort and closeness with our loving and almighty God, Lord and Savior of all.. NATURE/CREATION The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord,
Stop doubting and believe! Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed! These are words of Jesus, inspired by God, for all who want to hear His word. Like the Apostle Thomas, Doubting Thomas, we often find ourselves doubting when we suffer trials and tragedies. However, when things are going smoothly in our lives we find ourselves trusting and believing in God more. Why should we trust less when we experience bad things. Good people suffer trials, Christian people suffer trials, Atheists, Agnostics, every person suffers trials. However, when Christians suffer trials, they do not suffer alone,