Evidences abound that human beings are too forgetful, especially when it comes to casting one’s mind to recollect one good thing someone has done to that individual. The usual practices of many human beings are found in keeping records of offenses against one another. There are few who keep records of good things done to them by an individual. These are those who go about testifying to the good things done to them, calling the names of their benefactors. Those who keep records of good things done to them, tell the world of the goodness by organizing a gathering of invited guests to say “Thank You” for what you have done for me. The one sole Being who has been least remembered of what He has done to people is the Almighty God.
There is no way we cannot find good things God has done for us that will not warrant saying “Thank You God” if we cast our minds to the past. Every human being is guilty of this. Today’s devotional is saying to the readers that they have more than million facts to pick on one to make them saying to God “THANK YOU FATHER.” The Psalmist, the most recognized man for thanking and praising God, King David, took a backward journey into his life, then found reasons to thank God. He remembered how God has been his hope and his trust from youth. He remembered that God has been the Being keeping him from the mother’s womb. He discovered how he had been a wonder through the helps of God to many people. He vowed to give God praise continually. He demanded from God to let his mouth be filled with God’s praise and honour every day (Psa. 71: 5 – 8).
Christians should take a leaf from King David. We sing and dance every day that when the Spirit of the LORD is upon our hearts, we will dance a David dance. But when it comes to giving the kind of thanks and praises to God we dance another dance different from David’s kind of dance. King David knew that God was there for him from his mother’s womb. He reflected back and saw how many times God made him a wonder among many. He discovered one time how God taught his hands to fight wars (Psa. 144: 1). He needed in all of these to say “Thank You LORD.” This devotional reasoned that Christians of this dispensation should drop seeing where God has done nothing for them but draw lists of God’s glorious works for them, and use the discoveries to thank and praise Him continually, at least through the month of December.
Holy Father, cause my mind to remember major things you have done for me gloriously and grant me heart of gratitude to return thanks and praise to you in Jesus name.