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What is your only comfort in life and in death?
So many turn to God in times of trouble and distress. But what about when times are good. The continuing story of Joseph urges us to navigate these good times by the power of God as well!
Deuteronomy 30:19-20 describes God's will for all men and women for all time. We choose life & blessings with the words we speak.
While there are many blocks to being thankful we are still told in Scripture to be cheerful no matter what and to be thankful no matter what happens (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 The Message). Hans Selye, who is considered the father of stress studies, has said that gratitude produces more positive emotional energy than any other attitude in life.
God is present with us. Even when we are rebellious, God will be with us.He will encourage us to proceed what we are appointed to do. Do we believe this or do we still think we can do all things on our own? That we need to "help" Him? This is not my church nor our church. It is God's church! And He controls all things.
If I ever learned anything from commercials, it's this: I don't have contentment and what they're selling will bring it. So many of us live our lives like this. There is always something new and better to make us happy. Yet, only one in three Americans claims to be happy. Paul has some great words of encouragement to us at the end of his letter to the Philippians. Listen as pastor Jody Sledge explains Paul secret to contentment and challenges us to find it in Christ.