Good morning!
Text: 1 Thessalonians 5 (2 Chronicles 1-2)

The life we have been given in Christ is worthy of our celebration.  The Lord calls us to a wonderful life:

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)

In fact we are called to a lifestyle of joy, prayer and gratitude.  I think of holidays and how we celebrate and are festive.  We get to rejoice every day.  Our great God is always there for us, and we have the privilege of prayer, every day, every hour.  And all that we have has come from Him.  So, we are to thank Him for everything – the good and the bad.  He is a good God who loves us with immeasurable love.  We all have so much to thank the Lord for. We have salvation in Jesus, the breath of life, we live in a safe and beautiful land, we have one another, and so much more.  Thanks be to God!
in Him, Mike