Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess His name. Hebrews 13:15
Often, we don’t embrace a heart of thankfulness. We pray for God to provide for our needs but miss precious opportunities to say, "thank you!" God is deserving of so much MORE than tiny moments of spoken requests. He longs for us to honor His holiness and recognize why time with Him is never wasted.
God wants to feel loved through continued adoration. His LOVE for US should inspire prayers of PRAISE; “the act of our will which flows out of awe and reverence for our Creator”. Thankfulness nurtures deeper appreciation and draws us closer to Him. It helps us welcome the presence of PEACE and embrace the LOVE of a grateful heart.
The Bible says, “Give thanks in all circumstances.” When we rise in the waking of His will, God has already started to prepare us for what’s to come. He wants us to TRUST and BELIEVE in His authority to handle what happens next. He provides opportunities to welcome His STRENGTH and recognize we have been blessed.
GOD is in charge of our lives! Isn’t that reason enough to PRAISE Him? Our loving Father deserves so much MORE that mere morsels of time. As we open our eyes for the gift of each new day, we mustn't forget to humbly say, “thank you, LORD! He is HERE and HE loves us! God knows what we need to welcome the LOVE of a grateful heart.
Dear God, thank you for the goodness of Your LOVE! Open our hearts to recognize why the prayers of our PRAISE will set the stage for good to come. Thank you for orchestrating our days and handling EVERY moment of our lives. Please forgive us when we forget to say, “thank you!” Help us remain faithful to Your promises and never forget YOU are the One who helps us rise with TRUST. Thank you, Lord. Thank you! We love YOU so very much. Thank you for the many ways YOU bless us. Amen