We are posed with choices every single day.
Should we chose this route over that route? Cream and sugar in our coffee, or black? Take the subway or drive? Chicken or fish for dinner?
Little do we know, we make a million choices each and every day, most of them subconsciously.
How can we make God a part of those everyday choices, and ultimately make Him the center of our thought life?
The Bible’s answer is very clear… “pray continually”.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
In this verse we are told to do 3 things:
3. Give Thanks
These three things should be a part of our every day lives as Christians, and in them, we learn to never take God’s faithfulness for granted.
Let’s think about what this would look like in a normal every-day situation. Say…driving to work?
We can CHOSE to drive to work aimlessly, listening to some mediocre song on the radio…or we can CHOSE to do these three steps. It would look a little something like this:
Step 1: “Lord, thank you for this new day! What a great Savior I have in you, you always seem to take care of me, no matter what the day throws at me!”
Step 2: “Help me to give my worries to you today. As I go to this job day-in and day-out, present an opportunity for me to share your love with someone else.”
Step 3: “Thank you for your constant and true blessings in my life. Thank you for my family, for this job, for this car. You have provided for me and I am beyond thankful.”
If you make it habit to consciously think these types of thoughts in your everyday life – trust me – big things will happen!
One amazing attribute of our heavenly Father is His love for us. Think about it for a second. He doesn’t have to talk to us, to answer our prayers, to love us in amazing ways. He doesn’t have to do any of it, but He choses to!
Give back to Him through rejoicing, praying and thanking Him for what He has done in your life today.
In what ways do you make God a part of your every day life?