by: FCC Staff
“Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.”
How hard is it for you to say “thank you” to somebody who has just done something for you? Are you a grateful person, or do you assume that everybody owes you something? In this material world, nobody actually owes us anything. We are on our own to fend for ourselves, independent of somebody coming alongside to give us what we need. Only by their goodness of heart may they come up and say to us, “Can I help you with something?” Then, when we have received their help, do we feel impelled to say “thank you?”
Peter says, “you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (I Peter 2:5) As a member of God’s spiritual house, we are expected to say “thank you.” We should always be quick to say to God “thank you” anytime he blesses us with a gift, and He blesses us with many. No matter how many times we thank Him, He never tires of it! There’s absolutely nothing He needs in return. We can’t give Him anything for being so good to us, it’s all His to start with. He just wants a sincere “thank you” for all that He gives us. But most of all, He want our praise for who He is!
Prayer: God, put a song in my heart today. Let me feel your presence. Help me to receive the assurance that you will be there for me, all day, every day. Amen.