THE 4 A’s OF THANKSGIVING PART 4
But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
When you Thank God from the standpoint of accountability, you are thanking God for giving you the privilege of being a blessing unto others, as a result God tends to bless you more. When God blesses you, he is not blessing you for your own benefit alone, He expects that you become a blessing unto others.
After you have accepted what God has done for you, acknowledged receipt, and appreciated Him for his greatness, it is then time to get to work, accountability in this sense is in the doing and not in the saying. What you do with what God gives you will speak volumes, how you treat others, your attitude, etc will be under scrutiny. Remember, blessings also involve gifts, talents, skills.
What you do from this point will determine your future blessings. Mouthing thanksgiving is not the only form of gratitude, the way you work your blessings, doing it according to the will of God, praises him as well. Saying thank you to God is saying I am willing to work my blessings according to your will, my gifts, talent and skills are not for my benefit alone.
For further study:
Personal declaration for the day:
Lord Jesus, I will share your goodness with the world by my good character
Questions for you to reflect on:
Can God count on you to be a blessing to others?