Daily Delight

Monday, January 18, 2016

Recently I’ve had these verses on my heart: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you,” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (ESV). Specifically the words “pray without ceasing...” And I’ve been thinking about what this verse means for my life. 

It means that I don’t make a move without praying first. It means that in everything I do I’m seeking God’s will and praying for the answers. Now, I’ll admit that’s not always the case. But I’ve realized more and more the power of prayer in every situation. Prayer won’t change God’s attitude towards us. He loves us unconditionally. But prayer changes us. 

We all have many plans for our futures. We have dreams we are wishing to come true. They could be dreams for a new job, an internship, a relationship, or a family. None of these things are wrong to hope for. But recently when I find myself worried when my plans seem to be going array, I say a short prayer, “God I trust you.” And in these short prayers that I say throughout my day, God may not be changing my circumstances. But He is definitely changing me. I’m declaring His will over mine. I want His plans for my life and I want to trust Him through all the trials. And in return, He is giving me peace and He is changing my heart. These little prayers throughout the day help me to gain perspective and they help to grow my faith as I declare God’s will first. 


About the Author

Olivia Nix≫ ≫Olivia attends Auburn University where she is passionate about her aspirations of one day becoming a nurse. Daily she is humbled as she walks with her Savior seeking to find everything she needs in His love for her. She enjoys good books, running, road trips, and doing anything outdoors. She is always up for any adventure. But most importantly, she finds her greatest adventure and greatest joy in living out her faith in The Lord, wherever He may lead her.


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