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Acknowledging Our Creator

By Michelle Collie

In the King James translation of the Bible Proverbs chapter 3 verse 6 says: "In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths" Two very important ways to acknowledge God are praying daily and being careful in the way we treat other people.

Through prayer we have a constant lifeline with God. No matter where we are, we are able to communicate our thanks, admiration and even our needs to him. Prayer is also a vital way of building up a relationship with God. He has given us his words in the Bible, so we know his character. We need to talk back to him so he is able to get to know us. Try to thank him for the food he has provided for us before a meal. You will feel closer to him the more you do this.

We can acknowledge God through the way we interact with other people too. The easiest way to do this is stated in our Bible in Matthew 7:12; This may be the hardest thing to follow, especially if we are upset or angry with others. We need to treat other people as if they were ourselves. How would we want to treated in certain situations?

Add to this what God says in 1 Thessalonians 5:15 which says: "See that no one pays back evil for evil. Always try to do good to each other and to everyone else." It is human nature to want revenge, we have to work against this 'natural' desire every day.

In these ways we can acknowledge God knowing that if we do, he will direct our path in life.