Cultivating a Grateful Heart
November 24, 2011
“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.” — Psalm 95:1-2
How do you tell God thank you? Do you do so privately during your quiet time with Him? Or maybe you write it down in your journal? Maybe it’s just a fleeting thought, a whispered thanks, as you arrive safely home from a long journey, or as you witness the beauty of the setting sun.
The writer of Psalm 95 encourages us to tell God thanks in quite a different way. He invites us to“sing for joy,” to “shout aloud,” to come before God with thanksgiving on our lips, and to worship Him with music and song. According to the psalm writer, our hearts should be so brimming with gratitude to God for all that He has done that we can’t help but bubble over with joy and shout out our thanks.