We often eat appetizers when we go out to dinner that awaken our senses to tasty things ahead. Gratefulness is like that, it is a soul appetizer, which passionately arouses our spirit to the AWE of God.
Go through His gates, giving thanks; walk through His courts, giving praise. Offer Him your gratitude and praise His holy name. Psalm 100:4 The Voice
Little Bites – Big Flavor
If we are going to munch on God’s Manna, we need to develop an AWE of the Creator of it. Anticipating the main meal is a great way to live life, so these little bites of gratefulness will develop a mouth-watering Awe of God.
Thank God in everything, no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks, for this is the will of God for you who are in Christ Jesus, the Revealer and Mediator of that will. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Amplified Bible
It is always good to proceed every meal that includes conversation with God, with a sweet gratefulness, a soul that is saturated with thanksgiving. Thankfulness paves the way for our pallet, so when we receive manna from God, we never take it for granted and we eat it with a sense of AWE, tasting every ingredient and knowing fully the revelation of its amazing nourishment.
“The heart of Jesus hurts when we hurt. His Spirit enters into our pain with comfort and compassion. Our pain is not an excuse to pout, but to pour out our emotions to the Healer of our heart. Gratefulness is God’s antibiotic.” Author ~Boyd Bailey
Appetize Your Soul
God also uses the manna of gratefulness to heal our guts, that place where emotional pain causes so much anxiety and wounded places in our souls. We are made altogether holy-whole when we take the time to appetize our soul with Awe-God Gratefulness.
Let your hearts fall under the rule of the Anointed’s peace the peace you were called to as one body, and be thankful. Let the word of the Anointed One richly inhabit your lives. With all wisdom teach, counsel, and instruct one another. Sing the psalms, compose hymns and songs inspired by the Spirit, and keep on singing—sing to God from hearts full and spilling over with thankfulness. Surely, no matter what you are doing (speaking, writing, or working), do it all in the name of Jesus our Master, sending thanks through Him to God our Father. Colossians 3:15-17 The Voice
I hope you frequent this table much in The Bridegroom’s Café and make the tasting of gratefulness a special dietary habit. I know you will enjoy the appetizers you will find at this table. I pray they will help develop your Awe of God and restore an unshakable reverence in your soul. God bless you much, KimberlyMac