Psalm 138:1 “I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee”.
I like to tell God, “I give you all the glory” and I mean it from the bottom of my heart and somehow, I think I am holding back some of the glory due unto Him… Can anyone empathize with what I am feeling?
On any given day, look at your life and recognize the impossible things which have transpired: saving grace; breathe for each moment; ease of movement; cognizant thought processes; ability to recognize hatred and love and the grace to love wholeheartedly in response; the wonders to appreciate the sunshine, the snow and the rain; an appreciation of the lightning and thunder even as they demonstrate a fullness of life and God’s power.
You are able to smile and be happy and on the other hand can rage with your loved ones and receive grace to make peace before it goes further than a difference in opinion. You can see the good, bad and the ugly in your family, know that there might be dysfunctional personalities at play and love them despite these faults, after all the Psalmist asks of God, “If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?” (Psalm 130:3 KJV).
At this moment, I honestly feel humbled to have a relationship with God, truly honored and on this thanksgiving day, I am most thankful for everything good, bad and sad that have transpired in my life and I am still THANKFUL.
Trivia: In whose mouth did God’s word become fire?