Consider the ways that having gratitude make your life better:
1 THESSALONIANS 5:18 be thankful in all circumstances …
Thankfulness even the heart of gratitude appears often in the Bible. As believers we are called to give thanks to God for everything and not only that but to rejoice.
“LET US COME INTO HIS PRESENCE FOR THANKSGIVING LET US MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE TO HIM WITH SONGS OF PRAISE” PSALM 95:1,2
As believers we are called to give thanks to God for everything and as we come into his presence for thanksgiving let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise Psalm 95:2
Praise the Lord and give thanks to the lord for he is good his love endures forever. Psalm 106:1
Are you like me in this regard that you have found some days are certainly challenging to give thanks in my own strength?
Have you ever traveled to a Third World country? I have found many times while I was there or when I got back, I realized how thankful even grateful I am for all I had in my life. Even a life full of challenges and needs.
Abundance surrounds us in many ways from our material items, work situations, personal freedoms, work, our government (yes) healthcare and of course so much more. Regardless of your station in life, there are many things that will allow us to express an attitude of gratitude and thankfulness.
What are you thankful for today? Take a moment to ponder those items, even write them down.
By taking on a more grateful approach to life you will discover that ….
- You’ll be more enthusiastic. Research shows that when subjects recorded what they were thankful for in a journal on a regular basis, they reported having a larger sense of enthusiasm for their life than those who didn’t write about their gratitude. Acknowledge your gratitude. You’ll be glad you did!
- You’ll feel more determined to achieve your goals. When you take notice of the good things you have, you’re more likely to put your nose to the grindstone and keep working for whatever else you desire.
- Your level of optimism will soar. According to several studies, those who documented what they were thankful for were much more positive about how their life was going and how it would proceed. Being optimistic will fuel your passion to construct the life you deserve.
- Energy levels increase. If you have gratitude, you’ll have more energy to create the life you desire. Being aware of what you’re thankful for galvanizes your efforts to discover all that your life can be.
- You’ll pay more attention. Being thankful ensures you’ll be more alert and aware of how your life is going, what you’re doing, and how you can continue to build the life you seek.
- Levels of stress drop. As you live a life of gratitude, things that used to stress you out will lose their power. Instead, you’ll be entrenched in the wonderful world you’re living in.
- You’ll feel more content with life. Those who consciously have gratitude experience reduced levels of depression.
- Providing aid to others will come easier to you. When you notice all the positive things surrounding you, you’ll reach out to help others more often. When your soul is flooded with light and positivity, coming from the King of Kings you’ll feel more like being there for others.
- You’ll certainly discover the life you truly want in Christ.
As unusual as it may sound, the research about gratitude indicates that those who have thankfulness in their hearts are more likely to achieve their goals. As your thankfulness grows, you will find a new life waiting to be built.
Go ahead and be more Grateful.