Part 6!!!!!! We made it y’all! This is the last of the verses that we started studying in part 1. Today, we’re wrapping up with Ephesians 5:15-20.
Reading these verses made me just sit back and smile to myself. To me, it gives off a vibe of “now that you’ve heard all of this truth and instructions to walk intentionally with God, how about you just . . . Be.”
Just Be. Be who God has created you to be. Who God has created you to be can only be found in Christ. Acts 17:28 says, in Christ we have our complete BEing. Colossians 1:17 tells us, in Christ, ALL things hold together.
Walking intentionally with Christ is what it means for us to just Be. Sing psalms, share with one another, sing in the Spirit. Run away from things that drive you farther from God, the text even clearly give us the example of staying away from drunkenness – what intentions do you have for hitting the club on the weekend nights?
Does the kind of “fun” you entertain give you permission to just Be – in the full sense of how Christ created you to Be? Are you intentionally creating an environment that allows you to just pause and Be aware of yourself, of God around you, of God in you and the ways He might be wanting to work THROUGH you?
As we end this series, I invite us to make the most of every opportunity we have to get to know the person God has called us to be. We are more satisfied when we live a surrendered life to God. It’s how He put us together – we can only be complete in Him.
As you create time to Be, continually ask God what His will is – for your immediate next steps, the far future and the now. Be – in the most active sense of the word allows us to live completely surrendered to the One who has called us, even in difficult times. Be.
“He says, “BE still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in all the earth.” Psalm 46:10 NIV
And that is it, my friends! I pray you are continually blessed by the reminders in these posts and challenged to intentionally walk with God. He loves us so so so intentionally. He thinks carefully about the things He gives to us, about how he formed us in our mother’s womb, about how He numbered the hair on our head, or how he paints the sky at different times to surround us with His beauty in a zillion billion ways. Indeed, God loves us so intentionally.
I pray that we take careful heed to the Holy Spirit whom we have been given in order that we can intentionally love God with more than just our words.
Stay blessed and a blessing,