By Lisa Cherry
My kids can run circles around me with scripture memorization. (You don't suppose that is a symptom of middle age, do you?)
But even I can handle these two verses.
Be joyful always. 1 Thes. 5:16
Pray continuously. 1 Thes. 5:17
I ran across those verses doing my Bible reading a few weeks ago and I cannot tell you what they are doing in my life!!! Five simple words. But five words filled with the life of God.
My daily thoughts are changing.
My attitude is changing.
My ability to commune with God on a moment by moment basis is increasing.
And my parenting is improving!!!!
I dare you. Memorize these five words written in the command form. They are in the book for our benefit. Meditate on them. Mutter them under your breath. Think about them as you go to sleep.
And then watch the Lord pour out His grace in your life as you DO THEM and LIVE THEM!
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