Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV)
O – observation
Rejoice. Pray. Give thanks. Regardless of the circumstance that life serves us, if we engage in these 3 activities we will not be moved by circumstance! Too many choose to allow circumstances to move them, when they are in control of life’s response. It’s a choice to rejoice! It’s a choice to give thanks in all circumstances… Stay on your knees and pray thru life’s circumstances.
A – application
When life serves challenges..it’s your prayer life throughout that will help us to choose the high road of rejoicing and thanksgiving. Prayer is the key to life’s responses. The posture of prayer will fuel a response of rejoicing and thanksgiving! to be more thankful and rejoice more. The high road is a road that starts with a posture of prayer. We need to find ourselves on our knees or on our faces in order to take the high road.
Lord, Help us to choose to rejoice and give thanks when life’s circumstances seem tough. Remind us to walk in grace and remind me to pray my way through life.