“O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful unto him with psalms, For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.” Psalms 95:1-6
This is the time of year where we single out the attribute of thankfulness and proclaim, “I am thankful!” We teach our children to show appreciation by saying “thank you“. However, thankfulness is not a word we say, it is a condition of the heart. I remember a popular toy called “He-Man” when I was young; I just knew this toy was going to be a birthday present of mine. When my birthday came and I didn’t receive the toy, I still said the words, “thank you”, but my and attitude said something different.
I challenge you. If you do have something to be thankful for (and you do);how are you demonstrating that attitude of thankfulness to God Almighty? Allow that spirit of thankfulness to work itself outward and manifest itself in action to God.