by Tammy Phillips
May 19, 2021
We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks! For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near. (Psalm 75:1 NKJV)
As I have said many times before, my God makes me laugh. He has brought me to this verse repeatedly over the past few days. My small brain kept wondering why. It was simple and I was trying to make it hard.
My brother in Christ, Charles Spurgeon said it best and helped me see, “As the smiling flowers gratefully reflect in their lovely colors the various constituents of the solar ray, so should gratitude spring up in our hearts after the smiles of God’s providence. For infinite goodness there should be measureless thanks.”
Think of it like this. We do not shower our children with gifts and crazy parties, even at age one, because we want their thanks. We pour out our blessings on them for one reason alone. We love them beyond measure and want the very best for them. Is a thank you required, no but a grateful heart is. How much does it bless our heart when a simply thank you is offered or you hear the precious voice of your baby saying, “Thank you Mommy! Thank you, Daddy!”
God is good all the time. His name is near! His name is near. He is not a God that is far off. He chooses to make His home in us. He blesses us exceedingly and abundantly above what we could even ask. How much more does He deserve our thanks? Sadly, we should not even have to be reminded to give thanks. It should be never ceasing.
His great, wondrous, things too high, things too hard, things too marvelous and miraculous; things surpassing, extraordinary works declare, count and recount, number, scribe, scratch and scrape, score with a mark as a record His works. His amazing creations keep tracks. How much more should we?
The drops of rain that makes the grass almost glowing green should not shout their thank you’s louder than us. The beautiful flowers that dot the earth with their magnificent colors from heaven should never out shout our thanks. The snow-capped mountains that seem like they have already entered heaven and have advantage over us because they seem closer to God, their praise and gratefulness should not reach Him before ours. The seas that always sounds a constant roar should not thunder its thanks louder than ours.
Guess what? Children and grandchildren are His miraculous miracles. We are one of the Father’s wonderous works. We must declare His amazing accomplishments.
I enCOURAGE you to stop many times throughout your day and give Him thanks. Be appreciative. Be grateful. “We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!” We keep score of all you great achievements and You win. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You for all things, great and small! We thank you for the things you do too amazing to even comprehend! Sincerely, Thank You and for Your infinite goodness we offer You measureless thanks.