“Pray without ceasing”
“In everything give thanks:
FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
“Quench not the Spirit.”
I Thess. 5:16-19.
It is well to realize that these attitudes toward our God are not self genderated, but are enjoyed as we are receptive and responsive to the Holy Spirit.
Thank God for the Holy Spirit, and the way He excites our hearts to continue in glad hearted expressions of joy, with ceaseless prayer, and boundless praise. He inspired the writing of the Scripture and warms our hearts to the will of God our Father. He reminds us and causes us to realize that for which we have to be thankful. He will just thrill our hearts with overwhelming appreciation.
When we come to believe more and more of our Father’s glorious purposes for us, our joy is less and less dampened by difficulty. Conditions can be bad and evermore sad, and seemingly getting worse all the time. When we consider it all from God’s viewpoint, and realize He does make all things work together for our good, we want to praise Him, now and for ever.
Thank God, we can often read in Scripture, and of testimonies today of trying circumstances producing a triumphant attitude. Consider Rom. 5:3-5; Jas. 1:2; II Cor. 8:1-5; I Thess. 5:6-10.
By Jack Davis