Giving thanks also reminds us of how much we do have. Human beings are prone to covetousness. We tend to focus on what we don’t have. By giving thanks continually we are reminded of how much we do have. When we focus on blessings rather than wants, we are happier. When we start thanking God for the things we usually take for granted, our perspective changes. We realize that we could not even exist without the endless mercies of God.
Feeling and expressing appreciation is good for us. Like any wise father, God wants us to learn to be thankful for all the gifts He has given us. It is in our best interest to be reminded that everything we have is a gift from Him. Without gratefulness, we become arrogant and self-centered. We begin to believe that we have achieved everything on our own. Thankfulness keeps our hearts in right relationship to the Giver of all good gifts.
1Thessalonians 5:18, “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” We are to be thankful not only for the things we like, but for the circumstances we don’t like. When we purpose to thank God for everything that He allows to come into our lives, we keep bitterness at bay. We cannot be both thankful and bitter at the same time.
Gratitude is a great attitude and it is such a character that must be displayed in all situations. Thank God unconditionally and genuinely and you will be amazed at what He will do. He’s got many blessings in stock and you have to learn how to unlock those blessings with proper and consistent grateful attitude. GRACE TO YOUR HEART!
*** PRAYER FOR THE DAY – Dear Father, I am full of gratitude today for the gift of life and sound health, I am appreciative of your numerous blessings in my life and I am ever constant in giving thanks and praises to you in Jesus name, Amen.
*** CONFESSION OF THE DAY – I have a gratitude attitude always to God and to people around me, I am thankful what where I am now and for the greater glory that lies ahead of me, I blessed to be a blessing. Halleluyah!
***QUOTES OF THE DAY –
[On Love] – Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships
[On Life] – If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.
[On Success/Business] – The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- SCRIPTURAL REFERENCE – James 1 : 17 ; Philippians 4 : 6 – 7
- ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN : Morning – Luke 14 :1 – 24 ; Evening – 2 Samuel 1, 2
- #ROR … We Bless The Day! PLEASE SHARE!!