“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” 1 Thessalonians 5:18, KJV.
How do you feel when you bless someone, and they don’t say, “Thank you”? It can make you feel upset, as you think to yourself, “That’s the last time I’m doing anything for them.” But I tell you the truth, we do this to God all of the time. He blesses us, and we don’t say anything at all—we think that’s what He’s supposed to do. Matter of fact, we sometimes hold our thanks until He gives us what we’ve really been praying for. We are no better than the other person. I’ve been guilty of this myself, and I’ve learned that when I do this, it grieves the Holy Ghost deeply and stops the flow of God’s favor in my life. We never know what breakthrough is waiting on the other side of our sincere thankfulness.
David said, “I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth! (see Psalm 34:1)”
This goes beyond expressing your thanks to God. We must also express thanks to the people He’s placed in our life. All some husbands want to hear from their wife is thank you. All a friend wants to hear is thank you. Express your thanks today to God and to the people in your life. Find something to be thankful for and don’t hold it back.
Prayer: Oh Father God, you are good and you are worthy! Forgive me for not saying what you deserve to hear all through the day. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You redeemed me, set me on a rock, touched my mind and my heart, and gave me life. My heart is full of thanks! I may not have everything I want in this earth, but I have all that I need in you! You are all I need and want, and I thank you for being my God! I say, Hallelujah! I say, glory to you! I thank you, Father, for blessing me with your mercy and grace. Give me a thankful heart. In Jesus’ name, Amen!