God has been good to us all. He is worthy of all our praise and devotion. The next time you thank Him for His goodness, however, I want you not to think of “us”. I want you to think only of your life and the grace God has shone toward you, alone.
Yesterday, I realized that when I give God praise, I often do it with reference to us all. And at other times, the many who have refused His grace will come to mind while I am talking to Him. But the Lord impressed on me to forget about all others (for the moment) and to just praise and thank God for His great mercy shown to me as an individual, to make my praise very personal, between Him and me without reference to anyone else.
That kind of communication with God brought with it a sweet, humbling feeling. Try it sometime, and let the Lord take a walk with you through your past and remind you of how merciful and kind He has been to you as a solitary soul, throughout you life.