“always giving thanks to God the Father for everything….” Ephesians 5:20
Loud shouts of “Hallelujah” go up for huge answers to prayer, and the Father hears them with a smile. I wonder, though, if His mighty hand cups His holy ear as He leans a little closer to hear words of thanks for the little things. He sends daily blessings that, if we are not careful, we may take for granted. Lamentations 3: 23 says that God’s mercies are new every morning. This means that God is intentional about renewing every regular blessing He gives you. Every blessing you got that you had yesterday deserves a fresh offering of thanks. How many of us know that at any time, that everyday blessing can cease? Ask the widow, the grieving mother, the woman who lost her job, or the soul who got an unexpected diagnosis.
Our hearts need to be a factory that cranks out fresh thanksgiving daily to our faithful God Who daily cranks out blessing after generous blessing.