We have a lot to be thankful for. On any given day we interact with blessings, physical and spiritual, that others can only dream about. Consider all that you have to be thankful for: family, friends, job, home, food, clothing, vacations, entertainment, hunting, sporting, and books are a just a few physical blessings. The list of what we have to be thankful for increases dramatically when we consider things like grace, mercy, salvation, worship, Christians, joy, and every other spiritual blessing we have received.
In worship we have the privilege of coming to the One who has provided these good things to us. James reminds us that "every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights..." (James 1:17). In our worship to God we have opportunity show God our appreciation and thankfulness for all that He has done, will do, and continues to day every day of our lives.
Before worship this week (or next if reading this on Sunday) write down the top 5 things you are most thankful to God for and then thank Him for those gifts! Be sure as well to thank God today for the wonderful blessing of worship and the wonderful gift of His family.