Gratitude: An Expression of Grace!
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1
One of the best ways to express God’s grace in our lives is to bless the Lord at all times and let his praise shall continually be in our mouths. When your whole body becomes an expression of God’s grace, it will position you to understand the disposition and reaction to every impulse of life, time, and all other factors of life. But it all depends on your attitude. And if I may ask you, what is your attitude towards the grace of God in your life this day? Remember, gratitude is a state of mind that we must consciously cultivate and practice.
Life is indeed full of challenges and opportunities; that means they are not always rosy for everyone. However, the fantastic thing is that the heirs of the Lord’s kingdom have been offered a way out of the heat, pressure, hardness, and difficulty of life. Because gratitude is the key that unlocks the doors of opportunity and happiness, it is a powerful tool that will help you find your inner peace and joy.
Psalm 28:7 says, “The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song, I give thanks to him.”
Gratitude should be an attitude for all believers and children of God because there is hope for us in Christ Jesus. An attitude of gratitude should be our disposition and lifestyle. A writer once wrote, “You don’t thank God only for what he has done, but you thank Him for the greater things He is going to do for you shortly.” Psalm 50:23 says, “The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!”
The Psalmist, a man with the understanding of God’s faithfulness, integrity, and track record of being a very present help in times of trouble, offers to bless the Lord at all times. What an amazing testimony and commitment. David saw rejection from childhood, faced death while growing up, and battle when he became king. Yet, he made this commitment. Make this a commitment to give thanks in everything. Surely the Lord will be good for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “Give thanks in every circumstance, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1. Lord, I am grateful. I receive grace for gratitude in everything and at all times.
2. We worship you, Lord, for blessing us with another day of life.