Is it possible to give thanks when life is filled with discouragement, disappointment, illness, disasters, and even death? Where can you find the strength to give thanks in all circumstances?
In today’s episode, I dive deeper into 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, breaking scripture down word by word. I also share how I was able to give thanks in the middle of cancer, chemo, newborns, and no work.
Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:
Learn how to cultivate a heart of gratitude for intangible blessings.
Discover the BEST way to cope with sorrows and hardships in life.
Be comforted, especially when you are in the midst of misery, illness, and disaster.
“Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
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Check out these episode highlights:
02.02 – A brief history of Paul writing to the Church in Thessalonica.
03.22 – What authority do I have to talk about giving thanks amid hard circumstances?
05.22 – The Greek translation of Rejoice always:
• Rejoice – χαίρω chaírō, khah’-ee-ro – to be “cheer”ful, i.e. calmly happy or well-off;
• Always – πάντοτε pántote, pan’-tot-eh – at all times
06.27 – The Greek translation of Pray without ceasing:
• without ceasing – ἀδιαλείπτως adialeíptōs, ad-ee-al-ipe’-toce – uninterruptedly; without intermission
07.06 – The Greek translation of Give thanks and Will:
• Give thanks – εὐχαριστέω eucharistéō, yoo-khar-is-teh’-o – to be grateful; to express gratitude; to say grace at a meal
• Will – θέλημα thélēma, thel’-ay-mah; – a determination; a choice
08.58 – The church in Thessalonica was being persecuted and even martyred, and yet Paul told the church to give thanks.
10.09 – How I managed to cope with the challenges of chemo while caring for a newborn and a 3-year-old.
11.56 – I was diagnosed with cancer three days before Christmas, and it changed my Christmas for a while.
12.45 – An invitation to join me in 40 days of fasting from Instagram.
If you are in Christ Jesus, there is no circumstance that can steal your thanksgiving.
Good can come from even the worst of things.
In all things, you can give thanks through prayer.
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