Meditation on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19
1Th 5:16 Rejoice always;
1Th 5:17 pray without ceasing;
1Th 5:18 in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1Th 5:19 Do not quench the Spirit;
Why is it easier to complain than to give thanks? Why is the "half empty" part of life more real to us than the "half full"? Why do we hate our pain more than we love our pleasure? Why do we focus on our suffering instead of our success? God is good in Messiah Jesus! God is great in Messiah Jesus! God is full of grace in Messiah Jesus! God is with me in this life of grief in Messiah Jesus! God will use all my grief for gain in Messiah Jesus! God's character is trustworthy God's competence is trustworthy God's compassion is trustworthy God's companionship is trustworthy God's commitment to me is trustworthy LORD, allow us to be filled with YOUR HOLY SPIRIT today and be able to be thankful for your goodness, loving-kindness, and faithfulness to us each and every day of our lives. Thank YOU LORD!