At the beginning of this year 2017, I told my self, I would give God thanks differently with my worship and praise.Often times, I find myself in position where I am asked lead prayers either in a church or small gathering. And when we want to charge people into given thanks and praising God, we do so by reminding them of other people’s misfortune, which in turn is a positive thing for them. Yes true.
Is that true worship?
I want to thank God sorely on the basis of purpose. Worship Him because that’s the reason for my being. I find it bothering, how it seems that when I thank God for life It’s an indirect reference to the death of others. Or when I appreciate God for the food on my table, it’s because I know many are hungry. I think this position of thought is jaundiced. We cannot give God thanks only because we see the opposite around us.
In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you – 1Thess 5:18
Giving thanks essential to worship, the later our purpose and that’s the only reason needed. If we need any other reason, it fails to meet the requirements of true worship – in spirit and in truth.
And also, our inability to see that it is not only the things we have must thank God for, but also the things we do not.
Our thanks to God should come from the depths of our being, from the very core of our essesnce. It should not have to be encouraged by the misfortunes of others but sorely on the basis of purpose.
© francis Oluwaseun IGE