“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Always be joyful.

Never stop praying.

Be thankful in all circumstances,

for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

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– 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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Always be joyful.

We must not allow sadness and anger to overwhelm us.

We must remember that God loves us

and that He is with us always.

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Whenever we find yourself slipping into sadness

or filling up with anger,

let’s not let things fester inside of us

but instead, quickly call upon the One who is always right there by our side,

and He will counsel us

and show us how we can regain our inner peace.

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Never stop praying and seeking God’s help.

However, we must have a humble heart

and be ready to recognise and acknowledge our weaknesses,

and submit ourselves to the Lord’s guidance,

and trust in Him always…as we let His will be done.

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Be thankful in all circumstances

and always count your blessings.

So many blessings that we have received

and that we so easily forget whenever something or other goes wrong in our life.

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Be thankful in all circumstances,

for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

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We want things to be perfect, always,

but we must recognise that life isn’t like that.

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As Christians, we should simply be ever-thankful that we have God with us.

We need to recognise when we are being self-centred

so that, rather than looking inwardly,

we will place our focus on the Lord.

Only then will we realise how blessed we are to have Him

to guide us through life’s ups and downs.

Only then will we realise haw thankful we should be to the Lord, our Saviour!

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QUOTES…

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"There is no one who, if he just thinks about it a little,

cannot find very good reasons to express his gratitude to God"

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– St. Bernard

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"If things go well, let us rejoice,

blessing God who makes them prosper.

And if they go badly? Let us rejoice,

blessing God who allows us to share in the sweetness of His Cross"

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– St. Josemaria Escriva

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Come, sweet Jesus, come give me Your peace

and fill my heart with joy and thanksgiving!

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