What Have You Thanked God For Lately?

8:58 am Wendy van Eyck 3 Comments

On your feet now—applaud God! Bring a gift of laughter, sing yourselves into his presence…Enter with the password: “Thank you!” Make yourselves at home, talking praise. Thank him. Worship him. Psalm 100:1-2 & 4 (MSG)
Thank you God
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When was the last time someone sincerely thanked you for something you did?

I don’t mean a quick thank you after you passed someone water I mean a beautifully written note or email. Or someone coming up to and looking you in the eyes and saying, “thank you, what you did meant so much to me, it made a difference?”

Chances are the last time someone thanked you like that was a while ago. 

Most of us are not really good at thanking people. 

Even when we really appreciate something that has been done for us we don’t think of saying thank you. Or maybe we just don’t find the time to show our gratitude. 

This got me thinking that if we are this bad at thanking our friends and family how much worse are we at telling God how much we appreciate all that he’s done in our lives?

Sometimes I think we treat God a bit like someone bringing us a glass of water. We think that a quick “thank you” shows our gratitude.

But what would we do if we really wanted to show God gratitude for all he has done?

Psalm 100 gives us a few ideas of how we can thank God: 
We can stand up on our feet and just applaud him. 
We can laugh our thanks. 
Or sing out our gratitude. 
We can make ourselves at home in his presence. And speak out our praise. 

Let us become people who are really good at thanking God for all he has done for us. 

Take a moment today to thank God for one thing he has done in your life. Tell him you’re grateful, sing to your thanks, applaud him or paint him a picture. But whatever you do thank him!

If you've thanked God in a unique or different way recently. I'd love you to share it in the comments to inspire us!

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This devotional originally appeared on Gateway News

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