The mind is a vicious cycle of giving thanks one minute and the next whining about some problem, “oh, poor me, things will never change”, then the next moment I’m praising God again. OK, that was a little exaggerated but the idea is the same, flip flopping between gratitude in abundance and nothing when discontent, emotions bouncing around from one circumstance to the next.
It’s only natural that we focus on what’s going poorly and struggle with what we’re grateful for. Giving thanks is easy it’s having a heart of thanksgiving that’s hard. The grateful life must be intentional. It must flow through the heart of Christ in us.
Is your life characterized by gratitude? What does the grateful life look like? It is full of confidence in Jesus and recognizes him as the source of all blessings and then quickly pass on those blessings to others.
Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name.
~ ~ Hebrews 13:15 (NLV) ~ ~