10 I trusted in the Lord when I said, “I am greatly afflicted”;
11 in my alarm I said, “Everyone is a liar.”
12 What shall I return to the Lord for all his goodness to me?
13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.
14 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. Psalm 116:10-14
We all like surprises. If you’re at all like me, you like to do little things for the people in your life you love. It may be a card or flowers or tickets to a show or something just out of the ordinary. Something unexpected.
Then the person raves about it until the next time you surprise. It’s certainly a way to keep people guessing in a relationship (in a good way).
The psalmist essentially asked, “What can I do to surprise God? What gift can I bring Him for all He’s done?”
It’s a thought.
Have you surprised God lately? Have you gone out of your way to give or do something completely out of the ordinary? Of course, nothing surprises God – or at least it’s what we say about Him.
But is it true?
The secret of those surprise gifts – as it is in our relationships – is to expect nothing in return. There should be no expectations of blessings other than the gift of giving (talents, time, money, etc).
What have you done to surprise God lately? Think it through. It’s not necessary to spill the beans here because “blabbing” about it tends to spoils it a bit.