We've spoken before about how to pray when our needs are desperate, or when we are broken-hearted. Prayer is also a privilege when we are thankful!
Life in this world is definitely a roller coaster, isn't it?
Life has its miraculous moments, its times of sheer joy. Our Bible contains many situations where people are expressing their gratitude to God, and many different forms of thanks will please Him.
Remember when God saved the fleeing Israelites from Pharaoh, by parting the Red Sea and then letting the waters roll over Pharaoh and his armies?
Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand,
and all the women followed her, with tambourines and dancing. (Exodus 15:20)
And don't forget that David danced with joy because of God's goodness and intervention in his life.
After Jesus ascended into heaven, his disciples were thankful:
(they) worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. And they stayed
continually at the temple, praising God. (Luke 24:52-53)
God desires our praise.
He certainly deserves our praise.
We can play instruments, sing, dance, shout, laugh, and even cry with tears of joy. Sometimes our most eloquent prayers will have no words at all, but God will understand perfectly!
What would you like to thank Him for today?