What is it that is distracting us from spending time alone with God? Is it anxiety? Is it something that is keeping us away from Him?
If one has to offer thanks it has to be spontaneous, it has to come from a willing and cheerful heart.
Why don’t many people thank the Lord?
Are we grumpy and complaining people? You may be if your from New England. Are we cheerful and thankful people?
Some people find it difficult to thank the Lord because they are full of themselves and schedules are dedicated to their work, their family, their desires, their likes, their health, their passion. Everything is about them. In thanksgiving, it is not that we are full of ourselves, we ar full of God.
What does giving thanks mean?
- It means that we require humility. We need to realize there is someone greater than us.
- Thanksgiving is not result-centered. It is relationship-centered.
Do we have time to pause and thank the Lord? Amidst our busyness, our stresses, is it even possible?
Remember to run your tank on thankfulness and humility. It makes us humble, keeps us cheerful, grateful and positive. It makes us pleasant people to live with. When we thank the Lord, it deepens our relationship with Him.
A thankful person is one who is full of thanks. Let us take a minute, not to ask the Lord for anything, but to give Him thanks for all that we have and for all the blessings that we cannot see. Let us bless His name with a grateful heart and a song of praise.
We might be beset with challenging circumstances or difficult situations, but let us not look around or inside. Let us look upward.
Have you ever dreamed about a season in your future? We were certainly intended to dream about our future roles, but perhaps we forget at the moment what should be most important.
We were created to thrive. We thrive in the season we are currently in. Whether circumstances live up to our expectations or not, we should be finding ways to honor God through a walk of worship.
Change your perspective on purpose and see this season as an opportunity for worship. As a businessman or worker, make integrity a non-negotiable part your business plan and work ethic, setting His standards above the expectations of your industry. As a student, develop your skills and complete your assignments with a spirit of excellence and dedication. As a parent, instill in your children the principles and strengths that will equip them to succeed, allowing Him to develop you into the parent who inspires their humble success.
Ephesians says we were created for these good works. Parents who are business leaders, students who are philanthropists, and every other combination of roles: God has given you this season as a gift as surely as He gave you the talents to succeed in it.
In Philippians, He promised to complete the things He’s developing in you, throughout this season and the next. Every second of work and our lives can be used as a form of worship. When completing a task give God thanks for the tools and skills to complete it. When sending an email to your coworkers give God thanks. When kissing your children tonight give Him thanks.