7. Give Thanks
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Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good… – 1 Chronicles 16:34
Giving thanks was an important part of David's worship life. In every season and circumstance, he found reasons to honor God. As King, he tried to set an example for Israel of making praise a regular habit.
In his Psalms, David gives a glimpse of ways to give God thanks as a natural part of our worship every day.
I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among throngs of people I will praise you. – Psalm 35:18
Every day I will praise you… – Psalm 145:2
Sing to the Lord with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp. – Psalm 147:7
I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart… – Psalm 9:1
Having an "attitude of gratitude" can have a powerful impact on our hearts and minds. We change from self-centered to God focused people. Our grumbling turns into glorifying, and our worship becomes a celebration.
Action Point: Think of some things that you are grateful to God for, such as His character, or how He has provided for you. Write a letter, poem, or prayer to express your gratitude. Then, even if you are alone, read it out loud. Chances are, that will lift your spirits and bring more praises to mind.
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