40 songs for 40 Days – Day 30

Please refer to the March 5, 2014 – Ash Wednesday post for the Introduction to this Music Experience for Lent.

FSFD030 Song Title: This Is the Way – 1 Thessalonians 5:11-23 (If you don’t have a Bible handy, you can read this passage at BibleGateway.com)

Be joyful all the time. Pray without ceasing. Give thanks for your life.

This is the way, God says to live, if you belong to Christ.

Encourage and build each other up. Be kind to others.

And help the timid and the weak.

This is the way, God says to live, if you belong to Christ.

Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil.

This is the way, God says to live, if you belong to Christ, if you belong to Christ.


About Bonita B. Evans

Since I was young I have felt God's presence in my life. I have been singing Christian music since I was a small child. Reading and studying the Bible have become more and more important in my life. In 2008, songs started coming into my head when reading, driving and also sleeping, so I decided to write them down and share them. For Christmas 2008, I recorded a ten song CD for my family and friends. For Advent 2009, I shared the first version of "A Flame in My Heart" with my church, family and friends. In 2011, I created and shared in this blog "40 Songs for 40 Days" for Lent. For Advent 2011 and 2012 I posted revised versions of "A Flame in My Heart". For Lent 2013 I reposted "40 Songs for 40 Days". I am not sure why this has all happened but I consider it to be a gift from God.
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2 Responses to 40 songs for 40 Days – Day 30

  1. Dorey says:

    Paul was not teaching that we should thank God FOR everything that happens to us, but IN everything. Evil does not come from God, so we should not thank him for it. But when evil strikes, we can still be thankful for God’s presence and for the good that he will accomplish through the distress.
    The spirit, soul, and body refer not so much to the distinct parts of a person as to the entire being of a person. This expression is Paul’s way of saying that God must be involved in EVERY aspect of life. It is wrong to think that we can separate the spiritual life from everything else, obeying God only in some ethereal sense or living for him only one day each week. Christ must control ALL of us, not just a “religious” part. – LASB

    • B. Evans says:

      Another thought is about being joyful all the time. This does not mean you are always happy and smiling. Belief and trust in God offer contentment, peace, and joy in all circumstances because the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are in your life.

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