Let’s begin by making this personal. Who’s up for a challenge?
Read out loud our 2nd reflection verse for the week:
“Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT
Now fill in the blanks with your name.
____________, always be joyful. ___________, never stop praying. ____________, be thankful in all circumstances. ____________, this is God’s will for you. _____________ belongs to Christ Jesus.
This is not an easy command. It’s challenging. Today let’s take this challenge. It’s the 48 hour Joyful~Praying~Thankful Challenge. For the next 48 hours be intentional on being joyful (despite your circumstances), praying a lot (even when you don’t feel like it), and remembering to be thankful (despite your circumstances).
Read 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28. This passage includes our reflection verse and more. Highlight or mark verses in this passage that speak to you. Journal how God can use His Word today in your life.
Read Chapter 8, Due to Circumstances beyond Our Control.
What is your take away today? Share with your OBS Sisters in the comment section of the OBS blog. Also, let us know how you are doing on the 48 Hour Joyful~Praying~Thankful Challenge!
Blog Hop is tomorrow! Here are the topics:
1. Well, that was easy. Check out this week’s reflection verse from I Thessalonians 5:26-18 NLT: “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” We invite you to share how this verse helps motivate you to truly be thankful, no matter what, trust God and Let.It.Go!
2. iScream. Chapter Seven. On pages 139-143 in the Putting the Brakes on Busy section, Karen provides several tools to help us trim the fat off our schedules. Which tools will you use on your schedule? What are you able to let go so that you can regain some “schedule sanity”?
3. Serenity. Chapter Eight. Sometimes no matter what we do to try and control a situation…we simply can’t. How has this chapter helped you to discover the difference between what you can and can’t change? OR Can you look back at a time in your life when things were out of your control but you can see how God worked through it all?