A Heart Attitude of Gratitude
A few weeks ago, I saw something that said “what if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday.” Now with Thanksgiving just yesterday, I’m sure most of us would wake up with a few things because we thanked God for them yesterday. But thanksgiving shouldn’t just be for a day or the weeks leading up to it. Thanksgiving should be a lifestyle.
When you think of a thanksgiving dinner, most often it is eaten in a warm house with friends and family leaving you feeling full of joy, and gratitude. When thankfulness is present, our hearts should be full of, joy, gratitude and the warmth of Christ love.
In my life I needed my focus to change from comparing or complaining about what I have or my current life situation to being thankful for where I am and God’s perfect plan for me. Thankful hearts shouldn’t just be for a day for but the everyday. I want thankfulness to remain on my lips always. So for me this change has to begin in the heart. My heart attitude must be gratitude.
Its easy to say so close to thanksgiving that I need to be thankful more but how do i live it out. Warm your heart with the living Word and allow God to make your heart more like His heart. Intentionally redirect those thoughts of complaining to thoughts of thankfulness unto the Lord for all He has done for you. He daily loads us with blessings, He deserves our thanksgiving and praise.
Psalm 100:5 says “Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says “Rejoice everymore. Pray without ceasing. In every things give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” We may not give thanks for everything but are to give thanks in everything. Spurgeon says “ So long as we are receivers of mercy, we must be givers of thanks”