September 13, 2018 – Psalm 50:14-15

Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High. Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.” Psalm 50:14-15.

Learning to say thank you while young is a way to lessen our pride.  It is a pathway to friendship.  Said with a smile, it is a way to celebrate and appreciate someone. 

Being thankful promotes peace. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Colossians 3:15.  If you desire joy and a song in the heart – Colossians 3:16 is your verse. Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.  Colossians 3:16.  

Thankfulness is the essence of Praise to God our Father.  It is the recognition of worth, first to “Our Father, which art in Heaven, Hallowed Be Thy Name.  Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”  And to each one, God created and loves across the earth.

Where does thankfulness begin? Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Colossians 4:2.  A child who is taught to pray and say ‘thank you’ learns more quickly to walk on God’s path in this life.  

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. I John 4:7

“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.” Psalm 50:23.