Psalm 139: 14
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.
1st Thessalonians 5:18
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Does God expect a thank you for everything? What thankful words can we find when life is overwhelmingly confusing, tragic or painful? Sometimes there are no words. But in Jeremiah 29, God does promise that He knows His plans for us; plans to prosper, not to harm but to give hope and a future. Whatever your circumstance today, try giving thanks, not necessarily for the moment, but for the greater things He has in store.
Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
A good deed is its own reward is a proverb that means feeling good about acting out of kindness toward someone is return enough. Jesus went a step further though and pointed out that those who see our kindnesses can be influenced by what we do and in addition might just be changed forever. Worship fully today by letting your light shine. Make a difference for someone by doing good. And yes, small things matter.
God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
We go to work. Is that worshiping God? Yes, it can be. What about singing in church? Perhaps, although it’s a bit disturbing to think that it wouldn’t be. But the truth is that it all depends upon our hearts and where we direct our work and thoughts. If we’re not pointing our hearts heavenward then we’re just going through the motions. Worship God in spirit and in truth today by directing everything to Him.