Thursday, December 12, 2013

"What's a good scripture for _______?"

This morning I was asked by someone for "a good scripture for someone needing marital advice" and it dawned on me...

The verse that most often pops into my head, the verse that I came across a few years after my mom died suddenly just before I turned 10, the verse that so profoundly changed my life is good scriptural advice for, well... everything.

Whether it's depression, loss, vanity, anger, trouble with your spouse, trouble with your kids, trouble with your job, your boss, your church, this passage speaks.  It's about choosing your attitude, about how circumstances shouldn't define you, and about when looking through the lens of Christ, how could we (really) respond any other way?

Rejoice always
Pray continually
Give thanks in all circumstances
For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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