1 Chronicles 16:8 (ESV)
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!
Many years ago, as the story is told, a devout king was disturbed by the ingratitude of his royal court. He prepared a large banquet for them. When the king and his royal guests were seated, by prearrangement, a beggar shuffled into the hall, sat down at the king's table, and gorged himself with food. Without saying a word, he then left the room. The guests were furious and asked permission to seize the tramp and tear him limb from limb for his ingratitude.
The king replied, "That beggar has done only once to an earthly king what each of you does three times each day to God. You sit there at the table and eat until you are satisfied. Then you walk away without recognizing God, or expressing one word of thanks to Him."
How often do we neglect to thank God for the goodness He so graciously bestows upon us? We have so much!
So often we’re asking and asking and asking for the things we want of God. Let’s make thanks giving a regular part, even a greater part of our prayer life!
Take the time and be grateful for what you have and what God has given to you.
Dear Lord, we thank You today for the many things You have given to us and done for us. Help us to be grateful every day for these things and not take them for granted. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.