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How often do we thank God and praise Him for answering our prayers or for working in our lives? When we do, what’s the turnaround time? Do we praise Him right away, or do we delay?
This Sunday’s Gospel reading gives us an example of giving glory to God. Immediately after Jesus healed her, Simon’s mother-in-law waited on Him. Like she did, when God answers our prayers, heals us, or reveals Himself to us, we have to respond to it.
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When someone does something for us, no matter how big or small, we say “thank you,” and usually we say it right away. Sometimes we even send a card, give a small gift, or return the favor with another act of serve. There are so many ways that we show gratitude to each other, and we should do the same for God. We can show Him our gratitude in prayer by talking to Him or writing it down in a prayer journal. Like Simon’s mother in this passage, we can serve Him. No matter how we praise and thank the Lord, let’s not forget to do this. Whether He blesses us or answers our prayers, or whether we can’t see Him working, God deserves our praise and thanksgiving at all times.
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