15 Be very careful, then, how you live not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
There is nothing more frustrating in life than wondering around, spending our time and energy without direction or purpose. To often we hunger for a clear picture of what our future looks like through the eyes of God, and what does he really want from us. The last time I took my son to the doctor, I sat on the edge of my chair hoping that the physician attending to my son would give me the right prescription so that my son's health will improve. I had no doubt that the hard work of the physician and the knowledge he possessed can quickly help resolve the problem with my son's ailing body. In the same way, God has a prescribed recipe for our lives to live with maximum purpose and direction. The Word of God is our prescription, and our hope should be that if we apply the remedy of his Word we will see the outcome and evidence of his diagnosis and promises.
It is the will of God that we do not live life senseless, as though what is happening around us and within us is some coincidence of bad luck. Life is not a joy ride as some may think, even though it has it's ups and downs, but it is something we must live out with discernment, purpose, and intentionality. He desires that we live out our lives taking maximum advantage of every opportunity that each day brings us. He desires that we be filled with the fruit of joy produced by the presence of the Holy Spirit living in our lives. He desires that our lives be filled with encouragement and encouraging others. It is so clear to me today that we have become so technologically inclined that we have subdued our necessity from fellowship and relationship with others. Sometimes your miracle is just an arm length away, a simple gesture of recognition or love given or being received from others. It could be a door knock away, rather than a phone call away. We all need true comradery, a touch of someones hand, a hug to melt the emptiness of loneliness, or a pad on the back to affirm that we are important in someone's life.
The final element of your prescription for healing and living a full life with purpose is to finally give thanks in all things. Gratefulness is the answer to most of your miracles, at times we desire so much from life while not recognizing and/or appreciating what we already have. Our eyes continually are tempted to look at the things we do not have rather then the every day blessings that the Lord bestows in our lives continually. A lack of gratefulness is a full symptom that the spiritual cancer of pride is found in your soul. Ungratefulness screams, "I deserve more", while gratefulness screams "thank you". If you learn to apply "gratefulness" to your life you will find that your miracle is one answer away!