Not about thriving only on Sunday. How do you thrive on Monday? The Thessalonian letters were all about living life daily - working hard and doing life with each other. Big message was "live a daily life of worship and work," both of which are 24/7 activities.
Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:14 NLT
A ministry of challenging.
A ministry of encouraging.
A ministry of caring.
A ministry of patience.
With your life.
With your lips.
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19 NLT Being joyful, being thankful, and praying are all three volitional, conscious acts of the will. We decide to be joyful. We decide to be thankful by naming what we're thankful for. And we decide to pray.
Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. Then, people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others. ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:11 NLT