Daily Devotion – An Attitude of Gratitude

Being thankful, even when we don't feel like it.

'In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you'. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV

My daughter chooses the bedtime reading for me from a little book called ‘Bible Promises for Women’. She wants me to read out loud for both of us. Each night the topic she’s chosen has dealt with the exact situation I’d already faced that day and they were words I needed to hear or be reminded of, except a few nights ago. The topic that she chose was ‘grateful’ – this one seemed a little left field. However, the next day, the word just kept popping up in random conversations and discussions.

What is your attitude? Is it one of gratitude? We are told when we stop to count our blessings they seem to multiply exponentially. We are told that conversely, if we look at all the things we don’t have, it will appear that we never have enough.

Harriet Crosby said ‘simple gratitude helps us experience God at work in every moment of every day’. The Bible says ‘in everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you’. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV.

I’m learning that not every day will be perfect, but I’m learning that in everything I do, an attitude of gratitude, praise, and worship can change my mindset from focusing on me and whatever is bothering me to focusing on the One, True God who has promised to provide for ALL my needs according to His riches in Glory.

Friends, I hope you will choose an attitude of gratitude.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for providing and taking care of my needs. Lord, sometimes it’s even been needs that I didn’t even know I had, but you prepared and provided for me beforehand. Lord, may I always choose an attitude of gratitude and learn to count each of my blessing one by one, so that I can truly see how blessed I am. Lord, please take away any complaining spirits within me.

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