To enjoy anything, in the Way of the Lord, is a gift from Him.
In these gifts, He shows His love, even for those who do not believe in Him or follow Him.
Our work, our labours, all is seen by Elohim.
Others may forget, not understand, unappreciate, He never does!
Our perceptions, our thinking, our culture/society/upbringing, can and does get in the way of us remembering/being grateful/thanking Him, for everything, instead of taking it for granted, thinking we did it alone or giving the credit to someone else, besides Elohim.
There is not a problem in expressing gratitude to another person, in the process of thanking the person (or ourselves), remember we (that person, yourself) is just whom Elohim ‘worked’ through.
(for i stopped at one point in my life, from expressing gratitude to the person, i would always say, ” All praise is due to God (Elohim).”
In response to someone praising me as well (for it made me uncomfortable)
i learned to think, ‘All praise is due to Elohim.’ instead.
Now, i just remember in my heart, by offering it up to Him as someone is offering praise to me, simultaneously saying ty, to the person.
i do the same heartfelt gratitude, when i am thanking someone for what they did, i think of Elohim.
Having a continual closer relationship with Christ, daily, makes it easier to accept & divert gratitude to Christ simultaneously.
i pray to be more grateful, more & more, sooner & sooner, everyday, here, on out.
i pray for the times i do not remember, the times i don’t, i apologize for the times i didn’t.
This is an example of praying in advance.
My job is to praise You.
My purpose is to thank You.
That is it! 😀
Remembering this under pressure, helps to relieve the pressure! 🙂
The next time you are feeling bad, remember your only job…:-D
To be grateful, to praise Him.
Everything else melts away.
For He is happy with us, when we do what we were created to do.
Thank Him & praise Him.
(..through the good & the bad, i’ll praise You, when i’m happy or sad. Cause Praise Is What I Do-Shekiniah Glory Ministry)