Dear Ones –
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
(The Message) Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.
(King James Version) Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
(Amplified Version) Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always); Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly]; Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].
(New International Version) Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
(New Living Translation Version) Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
Here are just a few versions of these words of encouragement. Take out your own version and look them up for yourself. Today might not be the perfect day. You may have gotten some bad news. You might not be feeling your best. Or everything may be going well. You may have woken up with a song on your lips. No matter what I encourage you to take a moment and allow yourself to tune in to this challenge and go for it. I will be and I would love to hear about your journey too.