Thessalonians 2:16-17 – August 23, 2022

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement and good hope through his grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word.. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 NABRE
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A letter to the community of Thessaloniki from Paul addresses persecution, the return of Christ and belief in Him. I want to focus on the idea that what we hope for can shape our lives. Paul speaks about the love and encouragement we have through God and Jesus Christ. Paul encourages the reader to know we have hope and God can be at the center of our hope. We can hear someone who has gone through a traumatic event successfully, say, “Make quality of life a priority throughout life, not after you are seeing the finish line.” In other words if we have quality of life as a priority all our life we can live in hope and encouragement. God desires this kind of life for us.

We sometimes make life harder than it has to be; we work too much, try to pack too much into our day, try to accomplish more than is necessary. We should do less and enjoy more. We should be encouraged and hopeful, enjoying the things we do more and not needing so much busyness to distract us. God wills our good and we can accept God’s hope slowing down and taking it deeply into our hearts. Have a good day, do less, enjoy more, hope in the Lord.
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Do you take time in your day to accept the good? Do you stay too busy?

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