Thankfulness: A Spiritual Bridge
A long time ago I found a spiritual pathway, a kind of bridge between this world and the next. It is in Psalm 50 verse 23.
This bridge is not a path that I can travel on, or that I can ascend to the heavenlies on, even though that line of thinking and wanting is very popular among the spiritually minded today. This path is different, it goes like this:
This Psalm builds a case that people play tons of religious games trying to get kudos from heaven by doing good things. Taking a selfie in a self-promoting moment, doing some religious activities, being seen by others as spiritual ... but that all that kind of work is basically just for show, and at best giving back to God what he has already given to us. For instance, sacrificing an animal on an ancient altar might have symbolized something important, but it was just killing something God had already made and handing it back to him.
Then verse 23 introduces the idea that there is something we can give that is original us and that can't be first made by God himself. Ready?
It is a thankful heart.
Unique. Original. Authentic.
The verse says, "He who sacrifices thank-offerings honors me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God." (NIV)
This thankful heart offering to God, makes a way not for us to run up to God, but a path on which he can literally come to us. I wrote a song on this very idea a long time ago:
If you are hungry for a spiritual touch. If you need more of God in your life. Try this as a spiritual practice: try doing less, and try thanking God more. I think I can guarantee an amazing result.
P.S. The pic is the calm before the eating storm yesterday. P.S.S. The thankfulness playlist just might be the think you need to kick off a new journey for your soul!
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