"Thoughts" from Pastor Dan Moore
9 May 2021
Let me ask you today, having turmoil, rage, and unrest in your life? Need some calmness to come in? Well, consider God's “Inside Harmony” Ephesians 5:18-21 –“ And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the LORD; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our LORD Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
I Read these verses today and it set my heart on fire! You might be wondering, what is up with this guy? Well, our hearts, emotions, and overall demeanor can get really warped with the daily troubles, heartaches, problems, pressures from work, you name it and it feels like our insides are burning and rumbling.
Well, God blessed me with this text and truths to help us all deal with those things. Let me explain. In verse 18 there is a reason why God told Paul to pen this verse. Let me recall to your mind in John 14:16-18, Jesus said He would send them another Comforter. The Lord wants us to be filled with “The Holy Spirit” so there will be no room for all those things that keep us in turmoil but give our lives a soothing comfort and peace.
Not only that, verse19 tells us to get some Psalms, hymns, and Spiritual Songs into our lives (Some of you are missing out on the Great Hymns of the Faith and running your life with all your up-to-date swinging music. Settle down to that which gives peace, tranquility and a true message from God to help your life, for example, “Amazing Grace”).
Then ,Paul says, let me give you two other things found in verses 20 and 21; Giving thanks to God for all things instead of carrying the load of things and failing to see God wants a submission to His will, allowing Him to take control instead of your feelings, worry, and yes, fast paced schedules.
So, here is the point for all of us to settle down and get some “Inside Harmony” back into our lives. By the way, this will work for some preachers that have gotten the wrong fast paced ministry of schedules rather than waiting for the still small voice of God’s Holy Spirit to empower them for ministry. Ah! “Sweet Harmony”
Pastor Dan Moore