This week has been full of ups and downs. A few nights ago when I was really upset, I decided to read my Bible for a little while and commit things to God. Sometimes we just have to know when to let go of things and pray. All I can say is our God is an awesome God and he works in mysterious ways! Last night and today have been nothing short of amazing and have been filled with answered prayers!!! (I will blog more about that at a later time ;) ) This is the passage that really stood out to me this week! I hope it inspires some of you too!
1 Thessalonians 5:12-24
12Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 14And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.
16Be joyful always; 17pray continually; 18give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
19Do not put out the Spirit's fire; 20do not treat prophecies with contempt. 21Test everything. Hold on to the good. 22Avoid every kind of evil.
23May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.