"In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." (Philippians 4:6)
"And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing." (Psalms 107:22)
If we are truly grateful, we will be grateful to the one who gave all things. "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." (James 1:17) What about giving of our time as well as our money? How about our time in church when the saints assemble or time reading the Bible everyday?
One of my favorite sections of scripture:
"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace." (Philippians 1:3-7)
There is a song that sounds much like a verse of this Psalm and I find myself singing it as I work around the house. Let us keep in mind that serving the Lord should go hand in hand with joyfulness, gladness and thanksgiving.
"A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations."