Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV.)
Are you giving thanks in every circumstance? This might seem like a stretch at first, especially when you are going through a season of difficulty. But notice today’s verse doesn’t say to give thanks “for” everything, it says give thanks “in” everything. In other words, no matter what’s going on, find something to be thankful for. Don’t just focus on what’s wrong in your life; focus on what God will do in your life.
When you are thankful, it opens the door for God to move on your behalf. That’s why it says “this is God’s will for you.” He wants you to be close to Him to receive His strength and power by giving thanks. That’s why we should always have the attitude that says, “God, in spite of what’s happened, I choose to be grateful. I may be sick, but Father, thank You for being my healer. Thank you for giving me great friends and family.” Or, “I may be struggling in my marriage, but God, thank You for being my restorer. Thank You for giving me another sunrise.” As you give thanks in everything, you will see God’s hand move mightily on your behalf, and you’ll come out of that difficulty better, stronger and wiser than before.
Anonymous said: I am Catholic, what does that mean to you? Am I wrong? Or what?
God loves you. I love you. You’re a person with a label and you’re looking to me to judge it.
Read the Bible and obey Jesus as Lord. If you believe that He’s God and the final sacrifice for sin then we’ve got good stuff in common.
God created the world and said it was good.
We said “not good enough.”
Don’t do your own thing.
His way is better.
Gets me every time.
desembers said: I'm a new follower of your blog and I was wandering if you believe that God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost are all one? Thanks :)
Absolutely. Three in one.
What does that mean?
The trinity is a mystery, but we do know that the Son is IN the Father and the Father is IN the Son. We know the Bible says that they are ONE. We’re also told that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father, and that the Holy Spirit was sent after Jesus ascended. We know that God is One, but we also read that there are three distinct persons. I don’t know exactly how it works though.
Then how can you be intellectually honest while simultaneously offering up an answer?
I know a part of the picture. I know that God is much bigger than I could possibly understand. The scientific nature of the trinity is just one aspect of Him that I know exists, but that I know next to nothing about. I offer up the answers that I know, and try to do it in as honest and open a way as possible.
How is it a scientific nature?
If you don’t understand it, why talk about it?
It’s scientific in that one say, we will see (observe) God face to face and we can seek out all of the mysteries of his character and nature.
I talk about it because I was asked what I believe. I believe in the Bible’s portrayal of God in three persons in perfect unity.
Now we see through a glass dimly. But soon we’ll see face to face.