Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. – 1 Chronicles 16:8
Meditation: In the United States (a few other nations) we have a national holiday dedicated to giving thanks. Thanksgiving Day is a long way from February, but does that mean we wait to give thanks? God forbid. Giving thanks should be a habitual and constant practice.
The question I have for you today is simple. Is it possible to give thanks privately? Think about it. Giving thanks requires a giver and a recipient. At least two persons must be involved. So no, thanks giving cannot be private at least in the sense that is possible to truly give thanks without expressing it to someone other than ourselves. We must express our thanks to someone or it is no thanks at all.
In light of this notion, the Word of God tells us not only to give thanks but to make a public profession of the goodness of Lord. In so doing, we acknowledge the Lord as our Sustainer. It is only by His continuing faithfulness that we are not consumed. Praise God for His excellent mercies!
Call to Action: Today, I want you to write down at least seven things you are thankful for and share at least one of those with someone over the next seven days. Encourage them to do the same in response. Make this a habit, and your spirit will be lifted as you glorify your Father in Heaven.