I will give You thanks with all my heart;
I will sing praises to You before the gods (Psalm 138:1)

Gratitude is not for the half-hearted.

It’s all-in…mind, will, and emotions.

And it’s a choice, regardless of our current state.

Even in pain, we give thanks…

Focused attention.

Unwavering will.

Full engagement.

David wrote this in a culture that worshipped gods made with men’s hands.

You live in a cousin of that culture today.

It’s one thing to give thanks in the friendly confines.

It’s quite another to sing His praise in a hostile culture.

That’s what wholehearted gratitude does.

It celebrates the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, and in the land of the dead.

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