A human perspective on thankfulness often includes looking at our circumstances and giving thanks based on the blessings and benefits we perceive. Scripture offers a different perspective. We are told to give thanks for who God is, not just what He does for us. Choosing to honor God by giving thanks is just that, a choice that each of us can make, a choice that changes our hearts and perspective. It allows us to move into today with confident expectation. Let thankfulness shape your leadership interactions today.
I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High. —Psalm 7:17
Prayer: God—Creator, Savior, Sustainer—Father, Son, and Spirit—we thank You and praise You for who You are. Your righteousness, unfailing kindness, unconditional love, and mercy are beyond compare. Today we choose to lead as Jesus did, from hearts shaped by thankful awareness of who You are. We pray in His name, amen.