“I have told all your people about your justice. I have not been afraid to speak out, as you, O Lord, well know. I have not kept the good news of your justice hidden in my heart; I have talked about your faithfulness and saving power. I have told everyone in the great assembly of your unfailing love and faithfulness.”
Psalms 40:9-10 NLT
A heart overflowing with gratitude and thanks results in praise. When we pray and experience God moving and answered prayer, our natural response is praise in gratitude, which in turn creates an opportunity for further prayer to God and praise! Thanksgiving brings glory to God and makes Him known.
Yet, even in difficult times, gratitude has power. ‘We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is ‘good,’ because is it good, if ‘bad’ because it works in us patience, humility, and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country.’
The expression of gratitude and thanks to God magnifies His majesty and power. As we bring our attention to His sovereignty, whilst still remembering what He has done for us, our faith is stirred up and our hope for what is to come is increased.
Give thanks daily!
Write down or tell someone two things you are thankful for at the end of each day. Perhaps make it a regular dinnertime activity. Be determined to develop a spirit of thankfulness and praise.
Realizing I have not been writing lately well at least not blogging as my notebook is full of the overwhelming notes of gratitude to what the Lord is doing in our midst.
Really and truly seeing God move in away that many would have thought to be impossible. God is doing it. It’s happening there is nothing impossible for the God we serve. We praise Him for who He is.
Pray posture was completely surrendered unto Him allowing Him to lead the way, row the boat, not saying God is leading but truly saying God handle it. God I can actually say I can’t do this without and I choose not to do it without you!