“But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.” – Psalms 50:23 (NLT)
What can you give the God who has everything?
Almighty, All-knowing, All-powerful, All-wisdom… our God is great and is above all because no matter how great something might be it is beneath God’s ability to be controlled by it.
Yet because God is passionately in pursuit of us, there are things we can do that will get his attention and cause Him to look and smile upon us. One of those things is giving thanks.
When we truly take time to express a grateful and thankful heart to God, today’s verse says He is truly honored. This is more than a rote prayer at a meal or a quick prayer because you are happy you got that parking place right next to the door of the shopping center. What are you really thankful for? What people, events, and things has God brought into your life that really matter and have moved you forward spiritually, relationally, physically, emotionally? Making a list like that and expressing your thanks to God for these things honors Him, and reminds us that apart from Him we truly are nothing.
We’re a week away from Thanksgiving. Take time before next Thursday to make your thanksgiving list to God. Don’t be surprised if at the end of your time of thanks you are much smaller than you were when you began, and God seems much bigger.