We should give thanks to God in everything we do and say. Do all of your actions and words say “thanks” to God? An attitude of gratitude should be reflected in all we do. We should be grateful for God’s grace and love demonstrated for us in the gift of his Son, Jesus.
Oftentimes when approaching God as our Heavenly Father: we ask, ask, ask because we know He cares. Unfortunately, we don’t always take the time to praise Him for who He is and thank Him for what He’s done.
In this section of scripture, the Apostle Paul challenges the Colossian Christians to let an attitude of thankfulness emanate through all their relationships, everything they do, and everything they say. It seems like a big key to this is “singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Obviously, we can praise God in different ways, but singing seems to engage and influence our souls in a unique manner.
Now, if you are like me, this idea can be particularly challenging as I am not gifted in music or singing.
Here are a few practical thoughts on how to do this:
- Read and meditate on some of the Psalms that reflect your thanks towards God.
- Borrow a hymnal from your church. Find some songs that speak to you personally.
- Download some praise songs and listen to them while doing chores or exercising.
- Listen to some Worship Songs while driving and sing-a-long.
When was the last time you deliberately praised God for who He is and thanked Him for what He’s done?