I am Thankful! 4
“Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” Psalm 106:1
Our thanksgiving proclaims our gratitude for the goodness, love, and faithfulness of the Lord. Gratitude is an attitude that says, ” God, I will exalt your name for your love, mercy, and faithfulness because they are germane to me than all the material things that I have.” And when we do this, we see the peace that surpasses all understanding radiating into every aspect of our lives.
Through every stage, our life should provoke, incite or encourage others. Being thankful always becomes contagious to people around you, it will catch on, and others will be blessed, thereby count their blessings. Unfortunately, when you grumble too much, that can be contagious also. Such a cycle of ungratefulness is vicious, and if you’re not careful, it can lead to depression and anxiety.
Colossians 3:15 says, “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”
Life should be lived with gratitude because we learn how-to live-in harmony with ourselves and others through it. We learn to reinvent ourselves, find new ways of living, and find the way out. It’s important to remember that we are all human beings, made in the image of God and created by his grace. Therefore, it’s important to appreciate our creator and his work.
Lastly, when we give thanks to the Lord, it brings contentment into our lives. We feel good about ourselves and our lives. We don’t have to worry about what others think or say. Not only that, but we need to be grateful for God’s gift of life. When you thank the Lord for what He has done, He sees contentment in you and would love to bless you more.1 Chronicle 16:34 says, “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”
Oh Lord, thank you for your faithfulness, mercy, and steadfast love in Jesus’ name. Amen.