The worries of life often weigh us down and we forget how to remain in the presence of God through rejoicing and prayer. We usually take for granted the daily blessings we receive which include the gift of life, good health, food, shelter and our vocation. We view these blessings as our rights. However, the reality is that these blessings can be taken away from us instantly.
My friends, the Bible guides us on how to live daily in (1 Thessalonians 5:16-17) by:
❖ Choosing to rejoice always – though not always the natural thing to do when situations, circumstances and events are difficult – but certainly the right thing to do. This requires intentional faith.
❖ Praying continually – prayer draws us closer to God and humbles us in His presence.
Christ follower, endeavor to rejoice and pray daily this year – no matter what. Doing this, will lift your spirit and you will also be a good testimony to the world around you that needs Jesus. If you are currently not a Christ follower, the God of Joy and comfort awaits you – come.
All glory to God!
About The Author
Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is the author of God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage and Divorce; The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals.
Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.