Daily Archives: April 8, 2013

Lev. 11,12; Ps. 13,14; Prov. 26; 1 Thess.5

“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

1Thessalonians 5:16-17

I’ve always been one to pray much, think much, wonder much, and sometimes over-analyze what God’s will is for me. In spite of knowing that if I keep my eyes on Him and stay in communion with Him- keep my focus on Him and not on myself, that most often I will just be there right in the middle of His will.

And right here it says clearly that these things are God’s will for me in Christ Jesus: to rejoice always, to pray constantly, and to give thanks in everything.

I wonder if I truly did that always, constantly, and in everything, how very little I would be wondering, how very little I would be occupied with self, how very occupied I would be with Him.

It always seems to come back to this oneness with Him. These things would keep me in communication with Him, dependence ON Him. Not only that, but if I rejoice always, there would not be room for discouragement. If I pray constantly, there would be no time (or felt need) to worry. If I gave thanks in everything, there would be no room for complaining. No room for the things that so often take my eyes OFF of Him and hinder my communion with Him.

Lord, this week, help me to not once wonder what your will is, but press into you with rejoicing, prayer, and giving thanks. Help me remain occupied with You, and not myself, my circumstances or any other thing on this earth.

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