“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.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 MSG
It seems that several times this week I seriously failed in this challenge. Even yesterday, I felt the downward tug of my lips and the mantle of cheerfulness sliding slowly like a silk shawl from my right shoulder to the floor. At that time I acknowledge that I did not have the energy or desire to grab for and pull it back straight.
Oh for the days when being disgustingly cheerful was so easy and effortless. To again be able to alternate between annoying and brightening the lives of other people. In these less than star reaching moments I miss being one of those people who was always cheerful. It is in those times that I find it necessary to constantly call on Jesus. He, who conquered death has more than enough strength to remove the dark clouds hovering over head, to inject the joy back into my spirit.
When the day seems darkest, I reflect on the goodness of the Lord and the clouds part and the Son is able to shine through. Praising God again for His faithfulness to me through all storms and difficulties!
Making His praise glorious!
- 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10 Bible Verse for the Day (momsfirstscreenn.wordpress.com)
- Lay It At The Feet Of Jesus (shareaverse.wordpress.com)
- We Love Because He First Loved Us (momsfirstscreenn.wordpress.com)
- 60. “I Have Failed So Often” (vertrep.com)