Are you a thankful person? Do you make a habit of expressing your gratitude to those who help and support you? I was recently reminded of the many people to whom I owe a great debt of gratitude. I think this is true for most of us.
We have a great model for thankfulness. If you grew up in church like me, then you’ve probably observed Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) many times. How does it start?
And when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” (1 Corinthians 11:24 NIV)
And when he had given thanks… Jesus taught us the importance of offering our gratitude to God. This is a life choice, a lifestyle. It is independent of circumstances. It brings us closer to our loving Father as we recognize that he is our constant provider and protector.
I encourage you to practice thankfulness this week. Surprise someone with your gratitude today. Lavish your thanks on God. You’ll be blessed. I’m sure of it!