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1 Thessalonians 5:18b “for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Have you ever wondered what God wants for you? Sometimes, this question is merely a distraction from the experience of following God in our daily lives.

It’s easy to get caught up with wanting to know the ending. We all have that friend who heretically reads the end of the book first because they can’t just wait to see what happens.

Occasionally, we wish we could skip ahead in our journeys because they are too stressful or hard or boring or tiring or whatever else we feel is too much to bear. Sometimes, life is just too much. We want a spoiler. We think God should just cut to the punch line.

When we practice celebration, prayer, and thanksgiving, we are told that we are living within the will of God. We are told we are living with Jesus!

This isn’t a fashionable truth, but we can learn to become more fulfilled and content as we lean into these three practices, allowing God to transform our lives.

Small, daily choices develop the good in our lives. We are not omnipresent like God is, so we must stick to meeting with Him today, in the moment we have been given.