To me, one of the things that has always stood out to me as honorable to God is thanksgiving. Everything God has given to us is a gift. A light that shines in the dark is much like a radiant face of joy, a smile, or a warm embrace. Maybe it's just those little things, like being thankful for my family and the people God has put in my life. Often times, I can get carried away with my big dreams, but then I realize that everything I could ever want is right before my eyes. Even in the times where I am waiting for things to get easier, I realize I could not ask for anything more! I am absolutely rich in every way! I have been given the greatest gift of all!
The sacrifice of thanksgiving is so powerful. It can turn any moment around and bring in a reality check. Thanksgiving to me brings the truth to light. It can be done in many ways. Sometimes, it's just the song one's heart sings. Other times it is seen through laughter or a word of encouragement. Thanksgiving is not always a pompous grand act that everyone sees or readily notices. Thanksgiving is like music. When the lights go out, it keeps playing. It's a great gift!
To me the best way I can honor God is by having a heart of thanksgiving. This eventually expresses itself in many ways, especially in the way one deals with people. Thanksgiving builds honor in relationships. When one gives to God the attributes that are His, it becomes explosive and infectious in almost every situation. All it takes is a second to thank Him for the magnitude of what we have been given!