Jesus said, “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”
If my heart is full of bitterness, or resentment, or vengeance
If my heart is full of criticism, or sarcasm, or judgment
If my heart is full of envy, or envy, or malice
It will be hard for thanksgiving to find a place.
If I am reluctant,
Or derelict to offer thanks
It is a reflection of my heart and not God’s goodness.
During this season especially, but in every season I have the opportunity to reflect
Both on God’s goodness and the condition of my heart.
I also have the opportunity to offer thanks and praise.
Thanks be to God for His love and mercy, His goodness and faithfulness.
All praise to God alone.