Develop a Grateful Heart
October 17, 2018
“My mouth shall show forth Your praise.” Ps 51:15 NKJV
A grateful heart sees each day as a gift. It’s like a magnet sweeping over your day, collecting reasons to be grateful. It thanks God for the miracle of muscles that enable your eyes to read these words and your brain to process them. It thanks God for lungs that can inhale and exhale eleven thousand liters of air every day. It thanks God for a heart that will beat about three billion times in your lifetime, and for a brain that’s a veritable electric generator and supercomputer of power. It thanks God for jam on your toast and milk on your cereal. For the blanket that warms you and the joke that delights you. For the thousands of planes that didn’t crash today. For the men who didn’t cheat on their wives, and the wives who didn’t turn on their men. And the kids who in spite of unspeakable pressure to dishonor their parents, decided not to do so. Rejoicing over the good stuff is what gets you through the hard stuff. “A cheerful heart is good medicine” (Pr 17:22 NLT). Gratitude is an attitude you choose, not a reaction to your circumstances. “On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God…he broke it” (1Co 11:23-24 NLT). Note, the words betrayed and thanks are in the same sentence, and in the same heart. On the night Jesus was betrayed, He gave thanks. And you can do that when you know God is in control, directing your steps, and working everything out for your good.
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account_circle Janet Logan
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account_circle Joe Santos
Sometimes we simply need to answer the door of our heart hearing God calling to us and find where He wants to take us every time is deeper in the knowledge of who He is, understanding His love for us is more than enough to bring grace and peace into every situation. Then when the enemies lies have been silenced in the truth of our Lord we can thank Him who is faithful to our every need. Blessed be the name of the Lord our God Holy, Holy, Holy is He who loves through us glory be to GOD by the power of the Holy Spirit