If you’re not a happy person, you’re probably not a thankful person. Your attitude of gratitude can influence your health in a positive fashion or a negative way. Read over again Psalm 100:1-4.
With a cornerstone of thanksgiving to God for His marvelous provisions through Jesus operating each day in our life we should not be grumpy or ungrateful. This is how the Message Bible expresses verses 1-2: “On your feet now—applaud God! Bring a gift of laughter, sing yourselves into His presence.”
Thanksgiving should elicit joy and laughter. If your time of thanksgiving is so somber than no one wants to join in with you, then there’s something definitely wrong. All that God has done for you should cause you to want to jump and shout in thanksgiving and joy for His marvelous provisions through Jesus. And He rejoices and sings over you as well (Zephaniah 3:17).
How much more should we sing, shout, and join in laughter of God’s outrageous goodness and grace? How much do you want to affect your health? Proverbs 17:22 says that laughter or a merry heart does good like a medicine. It’s time to infuse your health with some thanksgiving, so go right ahead.