Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Submit to one another out of reverence of Christ. (Ephesians 5:18-21)
My best friends and I (1Way) for many years met up once a week for Bible study and rehearsal. Every once and a while, the agenda for us would get rerouted. There are times as a group we need to reflect and reminisce on the wonderful things that God has done for and through our ministry. The conversation may bounce back and forth from different concerts to places we’ve been to the many special people that we’ve met during the life of our ministry.
There are times when I have to think about His salvation, deliverance and redemption plan for me as an individual. The moments when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I’ve learned to appreciate the times when God rescued and delivered me.
I remember when I first heard T-Bone’s cut “Drunk In Tha Spirit” in 95’. I must have played that song 24/7. Why? Because I could identify with that song. It made me think of how powerful the Holy Spirit truly is. Experiencing God to the point of staggering like a wino and not caring who is staring is something that can only be understood by you experiencing it for yourself.
There is a song that sets an atmosphere of praise & worship every time hear or sing it which simply says:
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ His Son
And now let the weak say I am strong
Let the poor say I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us
What do you have to thank God for? Let Him know how you feel about everything that He has done for you. We were created to give God praise. He wants us to do it, so why not make the Creator of the universe happy?