“That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, And tell of all Your wondrous works,” Psalms 26:7 NKJV
In this new age of social media, Facebook, Instagram, Tumbler and all the other things I can’t keep up with or operate we are prodded and urged to post, update and communicate with the masses. Some people post photos of the food they eat, places they’ve gone, people they’ve met and so on but how many of us truly proclaim with thanksgiving what God has done in our lives?
We often talk or post some of every kind of thing, yet much of what we relay to others is actually insignificant in the large scheme of things. What difference could we make if we actually did what the many chapters of Psalms instruct us to do?
I’m not trying to sound like a religious fanatic, far from it, but have we ever thought that there is a reason we are implored again and again to make a joyful noise and come before the Lord with thanksgiving?
When we hear with our own voices what God has done, it makes us mindful of what really is important in life. Declaring His works with rejoicing, offering a praise of thanksgiving and magnifying Him with thanksgiving allow us to put things in their proper perspective. The words don’t just bless God our Father, they bless us!
Declaring what God has done each new day, the miracle of life, milestones He has allowed us to see and do, personal promises fulfilled, these things placed at the front of our consciousness keep us with an attitude of gratitude. This practice keeps us sane and allows us to hold on strong to Him when chaos breaks about around us.
Our words of gratitude are not just for our benefit, we are to testify to others. I’m not condoning hitting anyone on the head with a Bible, but I have found that when I have shared what God has done for me, it has often provided hope for someone else.
In this new era of possible “overshare” why not share something truly meaningful?
“Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare His works with rejoicing,” Psalms 107:22 NKJV”
“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name,” Psalms 100:4 NKJV