In terms of our day to day lives, our scales of gratitude are balanced when the weight of our thanksgiving response to God is equal to the weight of our petitioning to Him for that same provision, intervention or answer to prayer. But so often our response weighs in light, and then we move on to the next petition.
In terms of our lifetime, our thanksgiving to God cannot possibly out- weigh the scales of His grace that He continues to extend to us for our redemption now and for eternity.
Yet in both cases, He is worthy of every effort we make to go beyond the simple words of thank you, and to truly learn the worth and meaning of what a heart-offering of gratitude looks like. Consistent thank offerings and creative expressions of thanks can become an attitude that becomes us. This week heading into national Thanksgiving, why not take a few moments to reflect on some of the thank you-worthy moments and blessings of our past and present. Have we moved on from them too quickly or said thanks too lightly? If so, let us re-visit them once again with rejoicing, and add a little more weight to the scales of our gratitude. T.Long