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

With all the strife, objection, and ill feelings in our world I want to imagine a world with rejoicing and joy.  We all have some reason to rejoice, but God’s Word says rejoice always.  Praying continually indicates that we have a real communication with God, a personal relationship, with our Pilot through life and beyond. It would be beautiful to think that we can actually open our eyes in the morning and pray ,” Good morning God, I’m gonna make this an amazing day.”  Then when the milk in the fridge turns out to be sour we pray,” I see what you allowed to happen here Lord, now I know you want me to have eggs instead of that sugary cereal and milk.”  Later in the day you look into your wallet and you have a 5. dollar bill and again you think to pray, “ How awesome God that I have 5 dollars to spend on a little lunch today.” Then when you pass the red kettle you realize, The Salvation Army could really use this more than me, it won’t hurt to go without lunch once. Lord, that really made me feel good; better than a McDonalds hamburger. “ And finally at night when you lay your head on the pillow you quietly pray,” Thank you God for keeping me safe today, for meeting all my needs, for putting the red kettle in my path so that I could help others, and how wonderful Lord it is that you see me through every single day, you’re my father, my king, my peace and my savior.”; Praying through the day (continually). God is always there, in your heart if you allow Him in and probably loves to hear you pray to Him; have a relationship with you. And what about all those things that show you through the day, even the things that aren’t wanted, to show you that even in the seemingly negative or “bad” things that happen, God’s will for you is present and working through Christ Jesus.  Who could want more? When things look stormy, gloomy, disappointing, God is saying,” I’ve got this.” Really and truly, He does have this, and that, and the other thing that is preying on your mind and heart. He is in control. Thank you God.

Published by mud2porcelain

I am a Christian writer, aspiring to inspire, uplift, encourage and help those who are overwhelmed, overworked, over needed, or just at a difficult time in life. Being 64, married, divorced, now married to my high school sweetheart, having had 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and now 3 great grandchildren surely qualifies me to be able to discuss the difficulties of life even with a family without any bumps in the road. Just so you know, there've been plenty of bumps in the road. I've been down the wrong road, a muddy, deep rutted road, a dusty loooong road, and one that I've asked for plenty of guidance from those who felt they were qualified to help me. I'm a registered nurse with varied experiences including 15 years in hospice nursing, and still do some consulting and before that 30 yr + career many jobs to make ends meet. I'm also a sister, and a daughter to my deceased parents. My mother in law, who lives with us has "adopted" me as her daughter. Soon I will be embarking on an adventure of volunteering for hospice as well. While never wanting to do psychiatric nursing out of fear of the unknown, I found myself navigating my own lifelong depression and anxiety. My children also have varied experience with mental illness (a subject we all need to discuss openly). I have high hopes that this site can help and encourage you during your journeys as well.

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