good to give thanks to the LORD, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High.
Sing praises to
the Lord. This is the kind of spirit that we need to cultivate. It does not
matter whether we sing well or poorly, or how many people sing together. It is
the heart of worship that God sees and values. We sing not for performance but
for praise and thanksgiving to our great God. When we praise the Lord with
joyful songs, our spirits are also uplifted.
A spirit of
gratitude must be cultivated, then passed onto others, especially to those in
our own household. We should look for blessings from God, being careful not to
overlook the hidden, subtle, and indirect ones, or to take daily blessings for
Gratitude to God and
others should be expressed not only regularly but also publicly. Psalm 35:18
reads, “I will give You thanks in the great assembly; I will praise You among
A grateful spirit
and thankful heart are an integral part of Christian life. A person who is
thankful and has a heart full of praise brings joy to God and glory to His
name. Witnessing is a demonstration of our thankful hearts. Gratitude will
bring a host of blessings to our hearts and make us a channel of blessing to
the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing
one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your
hearts to the Lord” (Col 3:16).
A grateful person
is humble and focused on God, while the ungrateful is full of pride and focused
on self. Gratitude begins by acknowledging who God is and what He has done. Let
us count our blessings and give thanks to God. Let us sing praises to the Lord!
have received a bundle of blessings through God’s salvation. Are our lives
channels of blessing to others?