By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. – Hebrews 13:15
The crazy thing about thanking someone is that you’ve got to express your thankfulness. If you just think it, the person you’re wanting to thank will never know it. You’ve got to tell them, text them, write them, message them, or use any other medium you know. The point is, you’ve got to express your thankfulness in some way. If you don’t, the person will never know that you appreciate them and what they did.
Today’s Bible verse talks about thanking God. It tells us to thank Him continually. Many times we think that if we thank God once a week at church, we’re all set. However, this verse tells us to thank Him continually. So when you’re eating breakfast, thank Him for your food. When you go to school, thank Him for the opportunity to learn. In all things throughout the day, take moments to give God thanks.
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When we take time out to thank God, we’re helping Him, but we’re also helping ourselves. When you take time to think about all the things you have to thank God for, you can’t be sad. You can’t feel down and depressed when you’re spending time thanking God for all He has done for you. So if you need good news today or some encouragement, instead of waiting for it to come to you, choose to be thankful. Make a list of everything God has done for you, and you’ll find that it’s a lot harder to be sad!