- acknowledge Him as our Lord and Savior, and the source of all good gifts, and
- It keeps us humble as we don't look to pat ourselves on the back.
Simplistic, but it makes the point.
Ps 50 v 23: He who brings an offering of praise and thanksgiving honours and glorifies Me; and he who orders his way aright, to him I will demonstrate the salvation of God.
God says in His word that He prefers thanksgiving to sacrifice of material things.
He says for us to give thanks always.
Eph 5 v 20: Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Phil 4 v 6: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with THANKSGIVING, let your requests be known to God.
Col 2 v 7: Rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with THANKSGIVING.
I am starting to realize how life changing a thankful heart and attitude can impact my life. I had no idea. I sat in church, have heard it often, but putting it into practice - gives thankfulness and my relationship with God a whole new dimension.
God is amazing!
How has being thankful to God changed your life?