Doctor Doug’s Prescription

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Live in peace with one another. We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone. See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people. Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit; 1 Thessalonians 5:13-17

Paul gave some final thoughts to his fellow believers in Thessalonica. The list is a filled with wonderful guidelines for interacting with one another and seeing love flourish. I love the part about praying without stopping. Continual prayer puts me in harmony with what God is doing, especially as I lift others up.

I have the pleasure of talking with lots of people about their Spiritual health and growth. Years ago, I had a prescription pad printed so I could hand people written action steps to take. Its time to get some more. I plan to keep this list handy. For me, is there anyone I need to seek peace with, pray for, etc.

Lord I want to fan into flame the presence and work of Your Holy Spirit in me today. Let me never quench what You want in my life and through it. Amen.

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