Discover a blessing from God each day, and express gratitude to Him and to someone else for it. As your gratitude increases, watch your gladness grow by leaps and bounds!
I’ve often said that gratitude is learning to recognize and express appreciation for the benefits we have received from God and from others.
This means constantly being on the lookout for blessings, making each day a treasure hunt. It means being intentional about thanking God and others for the blessings that come our way.
Gratitude changes the way we start the day, spend the day, and look back on the day. It defines us as people who value our relationship with God and with those He’s placed around us. By thanking Him and others throughout the day, we are expressing humility, realizing these “benefits” are all undeserved.
To discover what I call your Gratitude Quotient, see which of these statements is most true for you:
❒ I look at the world through grateful eyes and consistently express my gratitude to God and others.
❒ I know I’ve been greatly blessed, but I don’t often stop to actually express my gratitude to God and others.
❒ To be honest, I haven’t thought a lot about gratitude. I have a long way to go to develop a lifestyle of gratitude.
❒ I’m a whiner! I tend to focus on my problems, and I frequently express them to others.
Father, I confess my Gratitude Quotient is not what it should be. Please forgive me for my hardened heart and blinded eyes. In the next thirty days, cultivate in me a grateful heart that eagerly praises You for every blessing. I choose to thank You now for all You will do!
Gratitude in Action - If you have realized that your Gratitude Quotient is not what it should be, confess your ungrateful spirit to the Lord. Ask Him to forgive you and to transform you into a truly thankful person. Write a prayer asking the Lord to cultivate within you a more grateful heart over these next thirty days.
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