God Shows Us…Step 7…Praising
“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which 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, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God.”
Ephesians 5:15-21 NKJV
We are now on the seventh step which is Praising. We have now taken steps one through six and they were: Praying, Purpose, Preparing, Planning, Process, and Producing. We see in Scripture that we are wise when we walk with Jesus. These first six steps helped us every step of the way to seeing the Father’s will. Walking with Him in prayer and Scripture gives us the opportunity for the fullness of His love to flow through us. This in turn allows us to see the will of God for our lives, see the love of Jesus and be guided by the Holy Spirit.
No distractions just an attraction to His love. This allows our hearts to be filled with joy. We will the praise Him by speaking of Him, singing to Him, and giving thanks to Him in all things. Yes, praising Him in all things. Praising Him for being with you in every step. Praising Him for the lessons also learned in the missteps.
Once again this reflects praying and praising Him every step of the way good or bad. Yes, we know we will miss a step or two, yet the key is still praising Him and thanking Him.
Praising Him will always remind us it is all Jesus and for His Glory. When we are consistently praying and praising, we will see how important every step is in our journey.
So be thankful you have been entrusted to share His love and please make sure every step counts as you trust His ways.
Father: Please help me in all areas of my journey with You. Please help me grow in every step of the journey. As I grow please help me to stay humble and dependent upon You and to never become prideful and independent of You. I thank You for walking, listening, and sharing with me. I am more than blessed so please help me see how I can bless others all for Your Glory.
In Jesus Holy Name I pray, Amen.