Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
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 the Bible, 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 situation 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.
EXODUS 14: 11-12
Did you ever think “If I could just go back, yesterday was better.” The Israelites thought so as God took them from Egypt by way of the wilderness. This route made no sense to them. They couldn’t see that it was the one which, ultimately, would lead to their freedom. Sometimes, our journeys can be unimaginably arduous. Worship today by standing strong and staying the course. God is leading you to a much better tomorrow.