“Thank you” is thankfully not a foreign sound to our prayers. And yet, our thanksgiving to God is often still lacking. In 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 we find a quality thanksgiving prayer. We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our
Scripture is full of statements of blessing, or genuine deep-rooted happiness, for those who believe. We might not experience such blissful blessing from this world, but the reality is that we are to be the happiest of people on this earth! We are blessed because we have the right God.
We naturally love some verses more than others, and often we turn that special devotion to some verses into a complete neglect of the other verses in the Bible. We love verses that comfort, encourage, build up, and grow us, but we don’t like the convicting verses that much. We