Saturday, October 14, 2006

Rejoice Evermore

"It is God’s revealed will that we rejoice always; pray continually for ourselves and one another, and GIVE THANKS! (I Thess. 5:16-18) What we are, have, and where we are, is ALL of God’s sovereign, perfect, unerring will for us, and therefore to be prayerfully received with rejoicing and thanksgiving, whether in prosperity or adversity. To pray without ceasing is to be brought willingly to commend all things to our Lord -- living in an attitude of total dependence on Him, EVEN when we have no particular apparent need or request. God has already given us the greatest standing one could ever imagine in the imputed righteousness of the Lord Jesus. Talk about a sure hope of eternal life in Christ! Don’t allow anything then in this temporal life to overshadow that truth, and gift of grace. Why should I complain when I am an heir of God and joint-heir with Christ? -- Romans 8: 28ff" -- Ken Wimer, Shreveport Grace Church Bulletin - September 17, 2006

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