“Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:” Psalm 103:1-2
“I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works.” Psalm 9:1
“Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.” Psalm 30:4
“Offer to God thanksgiving, And pay your vows to the Most High.” Psalm 50:14
“So we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture, Will give You thanks forever; We will show forth Your praise to all generations.” Psalm 79:13
I was feeling a little down. A little discouraged. A little frustrated. Definitely tired. Very homesick. 14.5 hours away from my parents whom I dearly missed. A long day. Not too productive. Not like I wanted to be anyway. Ate too much. Yuck. A long history of anorexia, now so much weight gain. I plunked down on my bed to get to my laptop to do some administrative work – something I like as much as kids love spinach and liver. That’s when it dawned on me. I needed a THANK YOU BREAK.
A few moments of THANKING GOD for His countless blessings. Most importantly Himself. And a forever relationship with Him through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. And for so very many other things. Including in that very day. I needed to stop everything I was doing and hit the pause button. And look to the Lord. And thank Him.
So simple. So necessary. Something that should be part of the fabric of our everyday lives. But sometimes we get so busy. And sometimes we get so distracted. Or down and discouraged. Or whatever. Maybe even so entrenched in enjoying our blessings. That we forget to do this.
To thank God. For His awesomeness. And for all that He is and does. Shouldn’t we take time out in our everyday lives for a THANK YOU BREAK? I know I should. What about you?