A Three Point Play

08.09.10 | Comments[0]

Things can come at you in life like bullets fired from a machine gun.

So fast, so much, so scattered.

How do you respond?

That's a question I asked myself recently. But I didn't have a good answer.

Until a couple of days ago.

Here are some verses that jumped off the page and into my heart:

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NKJV) 
" Rejoice always,  pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

These are verses I'm well familiar with.. but the Holy Spirit applied them in a slightly different way this time.

What is God's will in the midst of challenging times?

To Rejoice-Remember who He is, that Christ has taken care of my sin, that I'm heaven bound and useful to God here and now.

To Pray Without Ceasing-Pour out my heart to God without limit, asking for His help, His power, and His perspective.

To Give Thanks In Everything-Not necessarily thanking God for everything, but thanking Him in the midst of everything. I'm not alone. I trust Him to handle things for His glory and my good.

This is His will in Christ Jesus for me.

It's a three point play from "The Playbook" that's easy to remember when the game gets fast and furious.

(Buzzer Sounds)

Game time.

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