As we enter this week that is officially set aside for Thanksgiving, this Scripture is a reminder that being thankful is not just a good thing to do, it is something we do that glorifies GOD!
Thanksgiving glorifies GOD, but is also a sacrifice of worship to Him
It is also a sacrifice we offer to GOD. It can be costly at times as well. Anyone can complain. Anyone can allow themselves to fall into a pit of misery over their circumstances. That is an easy default. I know from personal experience. It costs to be thankful. I must step out of my desire to feel sorry for myself and ask GOD to give me His perspective on what is happening.
Who wants to stop to think about what GOD is doing, what changes need to be happening in their own lives, what to be thankful for …even if it is “only” who He is! What a challenge…to offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving.
Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,
and perform your vows to the Most High,
and call upon me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.
“The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice
to one who orders his way rightly
I will show the salvation of God!”
Psalm 50:14-15, 23
Think about your life today.