Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. Psalm 30:4
Sing praise: to celebrate in song and music -- give praise, sing forth praises, psalms
Saints: godly man, good, merciful
Give thanks: literally, to use (i.e. hold out) the hand; physically, especially to revere or worship (with extended hands—the open one—indicating power, means, direction, etc.)
Remembrance: to mark (so as to be recognized), i.e. To remember; by implication, to mention; memorial, memory, scent
Holy Name (His holiness): sacred, apartness, sacredness
Remembrance. Memory. Scent.
"A smell can bring on a flood of memories, influence people's moods and even affect their work performance. Because the olfactory bulb is part of the brain's limbic system, an area so closely associated with memory and feeling it's sometimes called the "emotional brain," smell can call up memories and powerful responses almost instantaneously." (http://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/human-nature/perception/smell3.htm)
So often when we think of "thanks" we think of things received. Yet, Psalm 30:4 reminds us that we are to give thanks at the "remembrance of His holy name". Just remembering Who God is—should set into action are gratitude. A scent can call up memories and powerful responses—that is how we should respond to remembering Who God is!
Celebrate Thanks Living by remembering God's holiness! That's a great way to begin 2016! As we begin the new year, take time to REMEMBER God's Holy Name!