The most sincere and consistent prayer shared by every member of our home (who can talk) is, “Thank you God!”. It is usually loud and followed by dancing, waving hands and bouncing around the room.
Such a simple prayer may seem canned, but it is actually a genuine, energetic and common phrase that gets shouted in our home, in our car, at our dinner table, in our playroom, in our yard; everywhere we go, really. At restaurants and when the baby is sleeping, our kids like to do a quiet “thank you God!”, that is in whisper form, or course.
Loud or quiet, in public or private, our children have learned to love the “Thank you God!!” prayer. I have learned to love the “Thank you God” prayer.
Giving thanks. So simple. So powerful.
We shout “Thank you God!!” when we sit on the floor playing trains, warmed by the fireplace. We cheer for God at meal times, when we get in the car to go to church, on our way to grocery shop or heading out to a play date. We celebrate with a “Thank you God!!” when the kids are successful at sharing with each other, when we see a beautiful sunrise and when the covers are being pulled up and the night-time prayers are being whispered.
We love to give attention to the goodness of God all around us.
When we recognize His goodness, we can’t help but give thanks and remember His faithfulness. Remembering His faithfulness fills us with worship and propels us forward with confidence; confidence that He is with us, for us and all around us.
Our eyes are open, looking for moments to give thanks. Not because we are super saintly, but because we have learned that giving Him thanks reveals more of Him all around us. We want to see Him more. We want to see His glory covering the earth, His glory covering the moments of our day, just as the waters cover the sea. (Habakkuk 2:14)
And it all begins with a thankful heart; a heart looking to see and proclaim His goodness in all things.
“IN EVERYTHING, GIVE THANKS, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thess. 5:18
My prayer is that as you lift your eyes to Him in thankfulness that His glory would fill your heart, mind and the moments of your day.
What are 3 things you are most thankful for right now, in this very moment?
For me? Right now, in this very moment, I am thankful for a sleeping baby by my side, for yummy yummy lattes, and for a sweet phone conversation with my husband this morning as he was driving to work.
Thank you so much for joining me today; I’d LOVE to hear YOUR comments and give thanks WITH YOU!!!!