1 Thessalonians 5:16.-18 “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
Prayer is a two way communication and a path to building a relationship with God.
God speaks to and with us and we also speak to and with Him through our prayers, He listens to us and we are to listen more to Him. Like David, our ears should be apt in hearing God every moment He speaks Psalm 62: 11. “God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.”
Verse 16 of the Text says “Rejoice evermore” this means a continuous rejoicing, it is to rejoice always; to rejoice in all situations, whether in good or bad times we should rejoice. which humanly can be difficult most times, especially in bad situations but the Bible says we should rejoice evermore.
How can I rejoice when am going through difficult and challenging situations? I believe if we know and understand who God our Father truly is, then we can find it possible to rejoice in every situation. I get great comfort knowing He knows and understands my every situation and He is there with me through it all whether good or bad, I believe I can rejoice knowing this. And I know that you can also rejoice in Him in every situation.
To rejoice is to trust in God the Father in all situation. Trusting God will help you to rejoice because He will fill you with His Joy and Peace. Do not go to God in anger when the situation is bad, do not be full of complaining and murmuring, But rather chose to come trusting and rejoicing knowing He’s got your back and will never forsake you. Halleluyah!
Isaiah 12: 3.” Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.” The Wells of Salvation symbolically speaks of help to us in times of need but we can only draw water from there in a joyful state and not in a complaining or grumbling state.
The condition of your heart determines your outward expression.
Is it joyful or sorrowful?
Therefore, chose this day to be joyful in all situation.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father help me to overcome every bad situation I am in right now in Jesus mighty name
Father, fill my heart with your peace and joy right now in Jesus mighty name.
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