I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.Psalm 9:1&2, New Living Translation
When is the last time you told someone about a marvellous thing God did? Or the last time someone told you? Are you happy with how long it’s been?
I often struggle with this. I am genuinely a joyful person, it’s just it’s on the inside. However I’m often a lot quicker it be able to think of things I’d like God to do that he hasn’t done yet rather than the things he has done for me. At work, I was recently leading my team meeting, I challenged my team as to why we’re always quick to point out what’s going wrong with what we do and so slow to shout about the brilliant work our teams do – they genuinely do amazing things every day but no one ever hears about it. One person immediately said to me “it’s just human nature isn’t it, to see the negative.”. A challenge for you and me might be to stop focusing on what we think God hasn’t done but to start seeing clearly the things he has. I bet there’s a lot more of them than we think there are.
Dear God thank you for all the amazing things you do for us. For our homes, our families, our jobs, our health and so, so much more. Help us to have a positive outlook, to avoid ‘human nature’ and see the all the marvellous things you do for us every day, I know there’s loads, but open my eyes to them. Amen.