Spirit-Filled And Thankful
November 26, 2019
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“I just can’t thank God like I should,” some people have said.
You can if you follow Paul’s admonition in Ephesians 5:18-20, “…be filled with the Spirit….” And just after giving this admonition to these Pentecostal people, Paul gives some ways to stay filled with the Spirit: “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.”
An overflowing heart will be your testimony! Your cup will be full and running over! You will have a song in your heart!
“Giving thanks always for all things….” Your heart is thankful. You give thanks for all of God’s blessings. You can even give thanks for every test.
You don’t give thanks for what the devil has done, but you give thanks for the Word, for the opportunity to see God at work, and for the fact that you know God can make all things work together for your good.
Confession: I keep being filled with the Holy Spirit. I speak in the Spirit. I sing in the Spirit. I make melody in my heart to the Lord. And I am thankful!