Each person should do as he has decided in his heart — not reluctantly or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Cor. 9:7)
I went to the car wash the other day and gave the girl a tip, even before the car was washed. She just took it and walked away, no thanks, no nothing. Now, of course, we have no idea what she was going through and you never give to get anything back; but you need to train yourself to have a thankful heart through all situations and all seasons of life.
Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thess. 5:18 HCSB)
IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS – it’s a heart condition. I can tell you as one who is a giver and often never gets a “thank you” in return, it can cause bitterness in giving. You have to guard your heart against this because you are always called to give.
However, you are also always called to be thankful, especially to the Lord above. Even if He never does another thing for you, He did enough on the cross where He bled and died so that you might have everlasting life.
Teach your heart to be thankful. Learn to give Him thanks in your storm. You just might come out faster, or at the least, you will go through the storm with a better attitude.
Father, train our hearts to give thanks in all things and every season of life, in Jesus wonderful name