There are thousands of books on how to be successful. How-to manuals on just about anything – how-to improve your health, how-to improve your marriage, how-to improve your parenting skills, how-to improve your finances, how-to improve your relationships, and on and on the list goes.
This morning I was led to Psalm 50 and a couple verses spoke to me.
Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High. Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory. Psalm 50:14-15
Make thankfulness your sacrifice. Here it is – the secret to success. Be thankful and give God the glory. In doing so you are accomplishing several things:
- In expressing your thankfulness and praise, you are talking to God.
- In talking to God, you are developing an intimate relationship with Him.
- Your thanksgiving to God brings Him the glory. We need to glorify Him in all things we do. Everything in this world, including you and me, are here because He put us here. Why shouldn’t He get the glory?
Start giving thanks to God today for all the little things in your life. Look around and ask God to open your eyes to truly see His gifts. It will amaze you how differently you’ll see every day things that you have seen in the past dozens of time but somehow they are different to you now. Flowers. Sunlight. The moon. Your children. Your husband. Worship. His Word. God. And it all starts because you are thankful.
But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God. Psalm 50:23
Stay in the Light and the Love Always,