“He who offers a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving honours Me; And to him who orders his way rightly [who follows the way that I show him], I shall show the salvation of God.”
– Psalm 50:23 (AMP)
“Let them give thanks to the LORD for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for mankind, for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” – Psalm 107:8-9
It is important that we continue recognising everything God has done in our lives and coming to His presence with thanksgiving.
The bible talks about “the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving” in several places. This means giving thanks even when it seems like there isn’t much to be thankful for. For example, Paul and Silas were thrown in jail for doing a Godly work – preaching the gospel. One would expect them to be worried about how God did not intervene to prevent that from happening. But they rather praised God. That’s sacrifice of praise.
The world and what we want – our numerous unmet needs – often try to blind us from seeing a lot of what God has done and is doing. However, we must, as a matter of necessity look away from what is not done; we must look away from our worries and begin to appreciate God from the depths of our hearts.
And come to think of it, “there’s really so much to be thankful for.”
Today, the Lord says be grateful for the good works of God in your life. Thank Him for all your needs that has not been met. As you dedicate yourself to thankfulness, God’s power of salvation is made manifest in your life for the year.