Friday, February 18, 2011

Ephesians 5:18-20

18 Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, 20 giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Questions to consider:
  • How are getting drunk with wine and being filled with the spirit related? (hint: why do you think the author links them together in verse 18?)
  • What kinds of practices might help you to give thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything?
Possibilities for prayer:

It can be difficult to be thankful always and for everything, but that is definitely the challenge that the author here gives us. Let's make that our challenge for this week--being thankful in everything we do, making a special effort to be grateful in the midst of the hard stuff of life. Right now, take some time to offer thanks to God for your life and all the good things within it.