Sunday, August 26, 2012

Finding ways to please God

My goal in life is to please God. That is first and foremost. I don't always do that perfectly (unfortunately far from it!) but that is what I desire. I always appreciate scriptures that help me understand a little better what does please Him. This scripture that I am sharing today is one of those.
"Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ." Ephesians 5:15-21
  We do live in a time when there is a lot of evil (as was also the case when this was first written) we need to be careful and wise and not waste time. Christians have work to do!
 We need to let the Spirit fill us and work through us and we need to share that with others. A challenging instruction here is to always give thanks for all things. That is a reminder that we don't see the big picture. God can use anything for the good and we need to thank Him in every situation.
  I find these verses encouraging- I hope you do too!
One of the beautiful lakes in MN. We had fun exploring Glenwood on Tuesday evening this past week.

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