And I got to thinking, shouldn't we be more like this with God our Father?
Most of the time I pray because I need something that He can give me--security, peace, wisdom, safety, patience, or discernment. And this is OK because God wants us to seek Him when we need direction. But wouldn't it honor God, wouldn't it just tickle Him, if I would also go to Him when I am happy? Or when I am just bubbling over with gratitude for all my blessings? Wouldn't He be honored if I ran to Him first--with no other intention than to spill my happy heart? I think it brings Him joy when we are joyful--after all, we are His children and He came that we might have abundant life.
I want to give God joy.
I want to run to Him and share my happiness.
I want to show Him a thankful heart.
Because I am blessed. And Because He is the Blesser.
And because He deserves my joy.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
Come before him with joyful songs.