None of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God.
Everything that we have—
right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—
comes from God by way of Jesus Christ.
That’s why we have the saying,
“If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.”
I Corinthians 1:30-31 The Message
“I saw more clearly than ever
that the first great primary business to which I ought to attend every day
was to have my soul happy in the Lord…
not how much I might serve the Lord,
but how I might get my soul into a happy state,
and how my inner man might be nourished.”
What can I offer the Lord for all He has done for me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation and praise the Lord’s name for saving me.
I will keep my promises to the Lord in the presence of all His people…
I will offer You a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord.
I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all His people—
in the house of the Lord.
Ps 116:12-14, 17-19
“Thankfulness is not some sort of magic formula;
it is the language of Love, which enable you to communicate intimately with Me.
A thankful mind-set does not entail a denial of reality with its plethora of problems. Instead, it rejoices in Me, your Savior, in the midst of trials and tribulations.
I am your refuge and strength, an ever-present and well-proved help in trouble.”
Sarah Young, “Jesus Calling”