Gratitude

​by Mary Stout

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21


Where is your heart? Are you thinking of godly things? Do you take each day and see the blessing? How does gratitude fit into your daily walk with Christ?
 
 Gratitude helps us see our walk better. Without it, we tend to go to the dark side. It’s an attitude that enhances our life and our walk with God. Scripture says gratitude is the password into God’s presence. 
 
Someone in my life once told me don’t talk about your problems instead introduce them to God. He can solve them all. When you focus on what’s right with your life, clarity of mind and soul returns to you. 
 
A few years ago I started doing a gratitude journal when I was fairly depressed. I decided I was going to write what i was grateful for and at the end of 30 days, i would evaluate how I felt and see if gratitude made a difference. Three weeks into my writing something every single day on gratitude, I noticed I was happier, more energetic, and just nicer to be around. Other people seemed less grouchy to me as well The saying the world is a reflection on what is inside of me became real. I thought if gratitude could change the way I look at the world and feel better, why I am not doing it all the time? 
 
Paul tells us this as well.
 
Finally, brothers sisters, 
whatever is true,
 whatever is noble,
 whatever is right, 
whatever is pure, 
whatever is lovely, 
whatever is admirable—
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—
think about such things.  Philippians 4:8
 
Keep your mind on these things as you make your gratitude list You might find as I did that your attitude gets better and so does the world.
 
Prayer: Thank you, Father, for showing us the way to think clearly and increase our gratitude and our connection to you May all of our ways be pleasing to you. In Jesus’ name Amen​

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