Re.joice: to be glad; take delight – Dictionary.com
The Apostle Paul exhorting the Thessalonians, asked them to rejoice always for it is the will of God. He says not to render evil for evil but to always seek to do right, to believers and non-believers. He also mentioned to give thanks in everything. So I am thankful for the opportunity to write the blog. I am thankful for the opportunity to connect with you and have you read these words the Lord gave me. I am thankful and rejoicing for the phase of life I am in now, for what God has done in the past, and for what He will do in the future. How about you? Rejoice ALL THE TIME
In good times, and in bad times, you are to give thanks and rejoice. This is the will of God for your life. There is no need trying to figure out if God expects you to be happy or sad – just rejoice. Don’t allow anything or anyone steal your joy. In good times, rejoice. In bad times, rejoice. When you get a job, rejoice, when you lose a job, rejoice. When you find a soul mate, rejoice, when you’ve just been rejected, rejoice. When you feel God close, rejoice, when you don’t feel Him at all, rejoice. In all things give thanks. You may ask, Isn’t this naive? Perhaps it is, perhaps its not, but one thing is sure – it is God’s will. God’s foolishness is way higher than your wisest thought. Rejoicing helps you put the right perspective on things, that there are bigger things than the issue you are currently facing. There is eternity to be had or missed. Rejoice for your heavenly Father cares for you.
Rejoice evermore – 1 Thessalonians 5:16