Episode 17 - Towdah - an Offering of Praise
In Episode 17 of Worship Moments, Dr Wyrick talks about Towdah - an offering of praise.
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One of the Old Testament Hebrew words that is translated in English as “thanksgiving” is the word “Towdah”. This word is first used in Leviticus 7:12 where it describes how to make a sacrifice when a person is thankful to God.
You are probably familiar with the idea of a blood sacrifice for sin and also with a financial offering to God. But many people do not realize that the Old Testament also talks about an Offering of Thanksgiving.
One simple way to worship God is to thank Him. It requires no more effort than to stop and say “thank you” to God whenever something good happens. If you don't do this already, start with thanking him for your food every time you eat. Another great habit is to do regular thanksgiving inventories. A thanksgiving inventory is when you stop and praise God for everything you can think of at that time.
Honestly, if we stopped to thank God every time something good happened, whether big or small, I think we would find ourselves praising God all day long. “Thank you for my breakfast, for my job, for my family, for the safe drive to work ...” and on it could go all day long.
How long has it been since you thanked God? Take time right now and offer Him a Towdah – an offering of thanks!