I remember when I was a kid, I never say no to be honest when we eat dinner. All because beyond good manners – which are external – I did learned well through my parents. Furthermore, My Lord also reminds me that I must have a heart of gratitude at all times. I praised God for the dozens reminders that expressing gratitude is of primary importance in my relationship with Him.
Psalm 118 begins and ends with the exhortation to ” Give thanks to the Lord” (v.1,29).
We are to give thanks too, when we come into His presence (100:4). Nevertheless even our requests, when we bring to Him are to be wrapped in a spirit of thanksgiving too (Phil.4:6). Such an attitude of gratitude surely will help us remember our abundant blessings from God, even in the midst of trouble and despair!
It’s no wonder why the psalmist reminds us to ” Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His Love endures forever” (Ps 118:1).