For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8 (NIV)
Salvation is free and we don’t need to earn it. We are saved through Faith –and our Faith is not our doing; it is from God. Really! So, if we don’t have to do anything for God, what could we do for God? Personally, and more than anything I would like to cause God to smile!
So, how do I do that? I think what most brings God joy (and hopefully smiles) is gratitude. We are hearing more and more with Covid to be grateful; when we appreciate what we have, we will feel hope and optimism. So, let’s do it! Let’s be grateful and show appreciation!
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. –William Arthur Ward
Heavenly Father, help us to be thankful during our times of stress and uncertainty. Remind us to express our gratitude to You and to those around us. Thank you for being so loving you give us everlasting life just because. Smile, God, we love You! Amen.