It’s one thing to say thank you but having a grateful attitude is another, a moment by moment heart of thanksgiving. Paul said in Philippians that he is content in any circumstance, to give thanks in all things (1 Thessalonians 5:18). It’s not enough to be thankful for our many blessings but be thankful in hard times as these will teach us what the Lord needs to bring us to the next level. And don’t forget to be thankful for what you don’t have; something that could be bad for you.
Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and sing joyfully about his glorious acts. Psalm 107:22 (NLT)
Complaining, murmuring, grumbling…these will stagnate your life; it will close the door to blessings and open the door to the enemy. Blaming our problems, people or circumstances keeps us from living the way God intended and keeps us in the situation longer.
Do all things without grumbling or questioning. Philippians 2:14 (ESV)
Giving thanks gives us power. It can answer prayers, heals relationships and our hearts. Praise is good for the heart and mind. It relieves depression, bitterness, confusion and puts us in a position for God to raise us to the next level.
Live a life of gratitude, have a heart filled with praise, and see how your life and the lives of those close to you change.
I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. Psalm 34:1 (NLT)