An Attitude of Gratitude

A grateful coronary heart sees every day as a present.

Grateful folks focus much less on what they lack and extra on the privileges they’ve. I attended a banquet lately by which a wounded soldier was introduced with the present of a free home. He practically fell over with gratitude. He bounded onto the stage along with his one good leg and threw each arms across the presenter. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! He hugged the guitar participant within the band and the massive lady on the entrance row. He thanked the waiter, the opposite troopers, after which the presenter once more. Earlier than the night time was over, he thanked me! And I didnt do something.

Shouldnt we be equally grateful? Jesus is constructing a home for us (John 14:2). Our deed of possession is each bit as sure as that of the soldier. Whats extra, Jesus cured our leprosy. Sin cankered our souls and benumbed our senses. But the Man on the trail instructed us we had been healed, and, lo and behold, we had been!

The grateful coronary heart is sort of a magnet sweeping over the day, accumulating causes for gratitude. A zillion diamonds sparkle towards the velvet of your sky each night time. Thanks, God. A miracle of muscle tissues allows your eyes to learn these phrases and your mind to course of them. Thanks, God. Your lungs inhale and exhale eleven thousand liters of air daily. Your coronary heart will beat about three billion instances in your lifetime. Your mind is a veritable electrical generator of energy. Thanks, God.

For the jam on our toast and the milk on our cereal. For the blanket that calms us and the joke that delights us and the nice and cozy solar that reminds us of Gods love. For the 1000’s of planes that didn’t crash at the moment. For the boys who didnt cheat on their wives, and the wives who didnt flip from their males, and the youngsters who, regardless of unspeakable stress to dishonor their mother and father, determined not to take action. Thanks, Lord.

Gratitude will get us via the arduous stuff. To replicate in your blessings is to rehearse Gods accomplishments. To rehearse Gods accomplishments is to find his coronary heart. To find his coronary heart is to find not simply good items however the Good Giver. Gratitude at all times leaves us taking a look at God and away from dread. It does to nervousness what the morning solar does to valley mist. It burns it up.

Be part of the ranks of the 10 p.c who give God a standing ovation. Give thanks for every part to God the Father within the title of our Lord Jesus Christ Ephesians 5:20 (NLT).

By Max Lucado
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