“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds” (Ps. 9:1).
“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!” (Ps. 105:1).
God woke us up this morning, and for that we ought to all give thanks. Peacemaker advocate Ken Sande looks around and sees innumerable evidences of God’s grace. He calls these EGGs and says EGGs Fuel Relationships…
I think Sande is right, and therefore it’s good to develop the habit of thanking God for the EGGs [Evidences of God’s grace] that he showers on us.
It might mean daily saying something like this:
To God: “Thank you, Lord, for giving me another day. I’m so grateful.”
To your wife: “God has given you such a kind and gentle spirit. I am so blessed to be your husband.”
To your husband: “Thank you for how hard you work to provide for our family. I love being your wife.”
To a friend: “Your loyalty and support over the last year has meant the world to me.”
To your co-worker: “I really enjoy working with you. You are always upbeat, creative, and open to new ideas. When you say you’ll do something, you always follow through.”
You can draw attention to similar EGGs with a bank teller who accurately handles your transaction, a mechanic who skillfully fixes your car, or a barista who smiles as she hands you a steaming latte.
Open your eyes and you’ll see evidences of God’s grace everywhere. Speak out blessings — EGGs — to others and they will be glad to see you coming today. And who knows, you might just get the chance to tell them where all those EGGs are coming from.