"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever." Psalm 136:1-4
Have you ever thought to be thankful to God for being thankful?
Think about it.
We are not born into this world as thankful people. By nature we are pretty demanding. If you have forgotten that hang around an infant for awhile.
If left you are left to yourself you will form your world around yourself as the center of your universe. You will value people based on their value to you and how they fit into your universe. You will relate to God in the same way. That's just how it is. It is called the sinful nature. You have one, I have one, all God's children have one - no thanks to Adam.
Due to the nature of your nature, you are not thankful because you tend to believe you deserve the good things you get, don't deserve the hard things and secretly believe you should be treated better than you are.
So, when the Psalmist writes these words he is reflecting a change of nature:
"Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever" - when you come to know God as the God of gods, life changes. When you experience His unconditional love, you are never the same.
"Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever." - coming to know God not just as your God but as your Lord REALLY changes things! That's releases His nature to operate within you in place of your nature. His love reigns in your life and rules your attitudes and actions.
"to Him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever." - once He has done a wonderful thing within you He can then begin to do wonders through you. And one of those wonderful things is making you thankful.
Are you thankful?
Are you thankful for being thankful?
It's a good thing! It's a God thing!