30 Day Challenge, Day 6, 1 Thessalonians 5:12-18

And we beseech you, brethren, that you come to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.  Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.  See that none render evil for evil unto any man, but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves and with all men.  Rejoice evermore.  Pray without ceasing.  In every thing give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Notes:

I actually think this kind of defines what this blog is about.  Be aware of God in all things.  Take care of the church; know the capacities of each person in it; and keep things peaceful between you.  Remember to sing praises when happy or blessed; to pray whenever anything – good, bad or indifferent – happens in your life; consult with God and keep God in mind in all things.  Prayer doesn’t have to be formal, but can be quick, or can be filtering everything through the heart of God as you go.  Prayer is action as well as reflection and intention.  So when someone doubts that they can pray without ceasing, point out that there’s no reason to doubt – simply include God – in your thoughts, your heart, your relationships, your actions, your plans.

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