As I was riding in the car with a 4 year, His little eyes spotted a Toys R Us.
“Toys R Us”, he screams.
I responded with, “I see it. But it’s closed.”
He says, “No, they will open on Sunday.”
I let him know that they aren’t open anymore and won’t open again. He would not accept what I was saying. Here I am, older and wiser trying to explain the cause of Toys R Us closing. He still didn’t want to hear me. How often do we cut God off. Here He is with His infinite power and great wisdom. But we act like we know it all. We insist on getting our point across and block out what God is saying. If we can just get in our heads that God’s ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher too. He knows things that we don’t. Way more! So the next time God try’s to tell you something, listen. He’s speaking now. Are you listening?
Wondering how you can live in the will of God? 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 gives up a clue on how. We need to:
Give thanks in everything-v18
These three things will jumpstart your walk in God will. Practicing these daily will keep us lifted, guided, and thankful. Imagine practicing these things before complaining and becoming frustrated with life? How pleased would God be? I will try to keep this list before me today as I go through the day. Will you join me?
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV