I would like to share something God's been laying on my heart lately.
In my quiet time a couple weeks ago, I was reading through Ephesians and read Eph. 5:4 which says that we are to not let any foolishness or filthiness or even crude joking come out of you mouth but instead, let there be thankfulness.
That thought really stuck with me, and I tried to replace unnecessary words with thankfulness.
Only a couple days ago in my quiet time, I read Psalm 50.
It's God talking and saying that while, yes, offering animals sacrifices is okay, God desires thankfulness.
He says to make thankfulness your sacrifice to Him... then when you call of Him in times of trouble, He will rescue you.
Psalm 50:23 says, "But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God."
Through the good times and the bad times, the way we can worship Him—the way we can glorify our totally worthy God—is by daily giving thanks to Him for all He has done.