Continuing to Give Praise
15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
21 ‘His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”
I was reading some statistics on worker satisfaction recently and there are some interesting figures. The number one reason most Americans leave their job is because they don’t feel appreciated. 65% of people surveyed said that they get no recognition for good work the previous year. Only 58% of employees think that their organization have recognition programs, while 75% of organizations said that they do have recognition programs. The answer lies in the fact that praise and recognition is not being generously given to employees.
God doesn’t need praise, but when we can give praise to God, it can result in us having a heart of gratitude and result in us doing good to others. We will be more positive and be more encouraging to others. We are also servants of Christ and when we are a faithful servant, God will recognize it and give us the recognition of being a good and faithful servant. If we don’t get our recognition from work, we can always remember that God can provide us with what we need.