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May 9th - Daily Devotional - Rejoice even in Challenging Times

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1 Thessalonians  5:16-18

“Rejoice always, pray continually, gives thanks in all circumstances;  for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”


The appearance of what is happening in your life might not make you feel like rejoicing.  The way someone is treating you may not make you feel like giving thanks, but as you grow on your journey through life sometimes the best and only option is to give thanks!  Give thanks for the challenge(s) your facing because they can make you stronger and better! 


Those challenges may have directed you to read this for inspiration and as you take a few minutes to pray and meditate on what this all means you can go deep within and find joy in your heart that will come out during the trying time/situation.  


REJOICE! PRAY and GIVE THANKS!   This can be as simple as taking some slow deep breaths and saying soft with a SMILE on out face.   JOY JOY JOY, MY HEART AND SOUL IS FILLED WITH JOY!  And whenever you start to feel your state shifting bring it back by pausing, breathing deeply and slowly and saying out loud or in heart with a smile  JOY JOY JOY, MY HEART AND SOUL IS FILLED WITH JOY! THANK YOU LORD FOR THE MY RENEWING JOY!




*Meditate, pray or affirm the words in BOLD or that are highlighted!  Look for short daily messages from me to spread seeds of hope, encouragement, and expansion of your mind, body and spirit in the month of May!

 Past Posts in this series:

April 30th post on the story behind these messages by clicking this link!

May 1st- Daily Devotional - Jeremiah 29:11 -Cultivating a Prosperous Mindset

May 2nd- Daily Devotional- Genesis 1:27 - God Created You In His Image

May 3rd- Daily Devotional- Genesis 2:7 - Call on Radiant and Divine Substance

May 4th- Daily Devotional - Matthew 7:11 - Picture The Good God Has for You

May 5th- Daily Devotional- Matthew 5:14-16 - Ignite the Light Within You

May 6th Daily Devotional -Psalms 19:14 -Change What You Speak Into Your Life

May 7th- Daily Devotional- Proverbs 25:21-22 - Bless and Release Your "Enemies'

May 8th - Daily Devotional- Phillipians 4:6-7 - All of You Lord and All of Me!

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Chuck Carstensen is a Realtor with RE/MAX Results in Elk River and Cambridge, MN.  Helping buyers, sellers and investors in great Minnesota counties like Sherburne, Isanti, Wright, Anoka, Chisago, Hennipen and Mille Lacs. He is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE).

Contact Chuck by emailing him at chuck.carstensen@results.net or by phone at 612-290-3809. 


Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Chuck,  Thanks for sharing this very appropriate devotional Bible verse today.  We are all experiencing a difficult time and yet we need to remember to rejoice.

May 09, 2020 07:36 PM