When I think of having a SPRING IN MY STEP, I think about feeling care-free; about not having a worry in the world.
I want to live my life with a SPRING IN MY STEP. I want to feel care-free and not worry about the little things – or the big things in life.
Philippians 4: 4-9 sums it all up. It could be a headline in the Bible of “GET A SPRING IN YOUR STEP!!”
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
To me, this set of verses really sums up having faith in God and expecting good things to come of whatever situation we are in. If we focus on these positive things and things that are excellent and praiseworthy and stay in an attitude of gratitude, then we can live every day with a SPRING IN OUR STEP!
Why? Because we are letting God lead our lives. We are not trying to control and manipulate things ourselves. We are letting God be the leader of our lives. We are thankful for all God has given us and we just keep having faith and expecting to see Him work. This is “free-ing”. I want this life!! Today and in the upcoming months, I am going to make these verses my mission. I am going to REJOICE! I am going to THINK ON THINGS THAT ARE EXCELLENT AND PRAISEWORTHY! I’m going to LET GOD LEAD!
I’m ready to put on my favorite shoes and walk with a SPRING IN MY STEP!! Get your shoes and let’s go! We’ve got a lot of STEPPING to do!