1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
It’s so important to bring gratitude to the forefront of our daily lives, not just during a special holiday, but all year long. But living a life of gratitude is a choice. Life doesn’t have to be perfect in order for us to give thanks, we can choose to be grateful, regardless of our circumstances. How different our outlook on life would be if only we would choose to have thankful hearts regardless of the challenging circumstances we endure. What a difference it would make for us and those around us if we replaced complaining with thanksgiving…looking for things to be grateful for throughout each day. It pleases the Lord when we have an “attitude of gratitude.” As a family of Believers, the presence of Jesus in our hearts should cause us to interact with one another with peace and thankfulness. May we all cultivate a heart of gratitude today and each and everyday to come. Thank you Father for your love and grace! It’s an honor and a privilege to be a child of God.