God's way of giving is true altruism, and while we will never attain to such a perfect standard, He exhorts us to develop this characteristic.
What can we give God despite His owning everything? It is not possible to repay what God has done for us, but there are ways we can seek to reciprocate.
Strategies for cultivating joy include developing contentment and gratitude, giving rather than getting, finding pleasure in work, and valuing God's law.
We may never be featured in a museum, receive a Medal of Honor, or be the subject of a movie, but we can still be outstanding examples with our own lives.
Real repentance and conviction of righteousness should dramatically augment prayer, study, meditation, but most importantly, how we live our lives.