Wednesday 8.24.11

Have you ever heard that you are to rejoice in all things?  It is easy to rejoice in good times but what about the bad?  When we get a promotion, find our soul mate, our children graduate from high school, we rejoice!!  When our home is destroyed by a tornado, our child lays in a hospital bed, we lose our job, we rejoice?????  How do you rejoice in the hard times, the painful times, the devasting times?? 

Being gracious to the Lord all the time means despite the devastion, there is always the cross.  The cross represents victory and that our life was spared by God’s only Son.  If there is nothing on this earth you can find to be positive about, be postive about this.  Christ is not of this world and is not bound by it.  He controls all things and has a great plan for those who love Him and trust Him.  

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

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