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Understand the will of the Lord
Another way to state this is: Don’t be foolish! Wisdom is doing what you ‘ought’ to do. We know what is good and right to do, we know what the will of the Lord is: “do justice, love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8)!”
Be filled with the Spirit
So many things vie for control of our lives: addictions, guilt, and shame. Even our own busyness and packed schedules control our lives. We need to take control of them, or they will control us. We need not walk by the calendar, but to “walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).”
How often do we acknowledge the Lord in the mundane, day-to-day events of our lives? Can I be so bold to say that our lack of praise to God is ungodliness? It describes our attitude toward God. Ungodliness may be defined as living one’s everyday life with little or no thought of God, or of God’s will, or of God’s glory, or of one’s dependence on God. Instead, let’s live each day focused on God and “ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness (Psalms 29:2)!”
As we worship God in our everyday moments of life, let’s also continually give thanks to Him. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thessalonians 5:18).” We cannot both be thankful and critical at the same time!
Yield to one another
Paul says it a couple different ways: “in humility count others more significant than yourselves (Philippians 2:3); and “be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you (Ephesians 4:32). We are so quick at times to boast the best of ourselves and point out the worst in others. Should we not, instead, search for the worst in ourselves and look for the best in others? Do we have the boldness to live life as another way is possible?
So, instead of asking you the question “what did you do this summer?” I ask you: what are you going to do today? Listen and hear Paul’s words, live in the present and make the best use of your time!
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