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Simple Thanks

Posted: Wednesday, September 6

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Song of Solomon 1:1-4:16
2 Corinthians 8:16-24
Psalm 50:1-23
Proverbs 22:22-23

Verse of the day:  

 “But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.” (Psalms 50:23)


Thank you. The words are so simple to say, yet they can be powerful. For some of us, these words come so easily. Some people always seem to remember to send a thank you card or to express their thanks through flowers, gifts or just kind words. Others of us are truly grateful, but we either forget or at best stumble over ourselves trying to think of just the right way to say thanks.

 

I love how the author of this Psalms states that giving thanks to God is a sacrifice. I guess I fall into the trap of thinking that thank you is just word that don’t mean that much. However, when those words are backed with our energy and feelings of true thanks, those two little words are powerful. This verse seems to indicate that thanks is part of the path that God has for us. He will lead us and he will provide for us and our part is to listen, obey and then be thankful for his constant impact and interaction in our lives.

 

Here lately, in my own life, God has dropped some significant blessing into my family. I have found myself spending more of my prayer time saying thank you because I am so overwhelmed with his generosity and good works. God rewards those that earnestly seek him. He rewards in various ways. When those rewards come we must not take them for granted. We must offer back our thanks to God, even when that thanks seems cheap or seems small. It is a sacrifice of praise. I guess I always think of sacrifices of praise as something offered in the bad times. However, we must make the sacrifice to stop and say thanks in the good times. We must turn our eyes to our provider and say with all of our energy and strength say, “Thank You!”

 

It may seem simple, but saying Thanks to God is a sacrifice that truly honors God. It reminds us that all we have comes from Him and that He is all we need. Thanks simply puts us in our place and God in His. Give him thanks today, for all He has done.