We thank a lot of people during of daily activities. We migth thank the waiter for his prompt service or the maid for her loyality or the driver for his safe driving. Let’s ponder. What is it required for us to pronounce the words ‘thanks’? There are instances when we haven’t pronounced a thankful note.
The difference is that we would not have been satisfied with their work or service. It is the satisfaction that instigates this thanks.
Similarly, when we have to thank our God for His goodness we first need to be contented about His ways. Only when we nurture contentment we will be able to give thanks and praise God for His marvelous ways. A discontented heart can never pronounce true thanksgiving. Contentment is essential for your heart to overflow with thanks.