First of all, I have to say that I was totally humbled and near tears to read from everyone's hearts last week!! I appreciate that open-ness and I felt thankful with everyone else too!!
Psalm 50:23 tells us
"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."
I have tried to be extra-thankful over the last week. And my sister pointed out in her comment last week that it is easy to be thankful for the big things, but even then, it is easy to take that stuff for granted. I don't know about you. .but I have never considered giving thanks to be a sacrifice as the scripture from Psalms suggests. As I researched that verse a little, it really made a lot of sense. Once God has our hearts, he really needs NOTHING else from us. He has provided our salvation as a gift--once we accept that gift, we need not do ANYTHING else to attain that. We can't be extra good, do extra good things, or say extra prayers to please Him. But we can be extra thankful to honor Him. And because most of us aren't naturally thankful ALWAYS and for EVERYTHING. .I can see where it would become a sacrifice of your mind and your heart to keep that thanksgiving attitude at the forefront of our beings? Wondering if anyone else agrees?
I realize that everyone will be busy with Thanksgiving next Thursday. .but I will have my third and final Thankful Thursday post up early that morning. If you felt led to share, please know you are welcome to share anytime you have the chance to look in--I have noticed many people have gone back this past week and checked comments! Have a very THANKFUL and BLESSED week!