To what degree should we be thankful to God? How enthusiastic should we be? Well, as it often does, the Bible has a perfect metaphor for that.
the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who say,
“Give thanks to the Lord of hosts,
For the Lord is good,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting”;
and of those who bring a thank offering into the house of the Lord. For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were at first,’ says the Lord.
When was the last time you were able to compare the enthusiasm of your gratitude with the pure, breathless joy of someone on their wedding day? And, granted, it is not an easy thing to maintain. But what if, for at least a moment, each week we were able to go back and find this kind of joy again. What if we were able to push the reset button and we were truly able to enjoy who God is and what has done for us just like it was the first time. How would that change us? And how do we get back to it?