LIVING A LIFE OF GIVING THANKS TO GOD
November 27, 2019
Prayer: Pray the Lord brings a song of praise to our hearts today.
Scripture: So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs amount yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Eph. 5.15-22 NLT
How can we be thankful persons? How might we live in such a way so that we recognize all that the Creator has done for us? By paying attention to our lifestyle, that’s how.
God’s word here teaches us to ‘make the most of every opportunity for doing good. . .’ We are encouraged to be thoughtful in all actions. We are directed to make effort to understand the Lord’s will in our lives. Rather than letting worldly things intoxicate us, we are encouraged to seek to be filled with God’s Holy Spirit and His influence over all we think, say, or do. The result of living this way is positively musical! It leads us into ‘singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. . . ‘We will be ‘making music to the Lord’ in our hearts. The result of THAT is that we are equipped to live lives of thanksgiving before our God and Father.
I pray this day finds you singing such thankful psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to God. Let that tune flow out from your heart to Him.
Copyright Dan Elliott. Email firstname.lastname@example.org