KEY SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 3:6 KJV” In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”.
Our next point in the training of our spirit is to put God first in everything we do. Colossians 1:18 reminds us that our Lord Jesus is the head of the church. He is the beginning, and must have the first place in everything we do. How do we give Him that first place in our lives? This is done by knowing what the word says and doing it in the light of the prevailing circumstances.
The verse before our key scripture says, ” trust in the Lord with all thy heart and lean not on thy own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Men are prone to reasoning everything out. That is normal, yet be ever ready to do as the word of God says. That is safer. In every step you take, business, marriage, and what have you? Do it according to the word of God.
God would likewise honor every step you take. He will direct your path. The next act is to fill your heart and mouth with is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the best means to confuse the devil in your life. Satan expects to see you worried and complaining, but when you give God thanks, even in the midst of disappointments, he (the devil) gets confused. This is what God says concerning giving thanks always and at EVERY happening in your life. 1Th 5:18 KJV “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you”. The will of God in every event is your Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving expresses your stability. It is an expression of the nature of God in you. His ability not to be moved.
I have trained myself to give him thanks in all situations. Once I run my forehead into the pointed edge of a metallic sign board. I held my head, and the next words that poured out of my mouth, were, thank you Jesus. I knew my head should have swollen or cut with blood flowing out. Beloved to my amazement, there was no swelling or a cut. It did not even cause any pain. The only pain I felt was the initial collision, afterwards everything was normal. Thanking God should become your practice throughout the day. You would ever be ahead of the devil, if you are constantly filled with Thanksgiving.
God’s word is light, I always put His way first, in all I do. Thank you, Lord, for every blessing. Thank you for my very existence. Thank you for your amazing love. Thank you for everything.
Colossians 1:18 KJV” And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence”.
Acts 27:35 KJV. And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.