A grateful attitude changes everything. It helps to put every person, place or thing in proper perspective. People often say, “count your blessings,” but does anyone ever do it? It usually takes a close call with something that threatens our well-being to bring the gratefulness in our hearts to the tip of our tongues. It shouldn’t. Actually, if we’d cultivate an attitude of gratitude every day, we’d eliminate some of those close calls.
The scripture says, “In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1st Thessalonians 5:19). Everything is clearer through the lens of gratefulness. God is exalted, our eyes and minds are fixed on Him and nothing else matters. And really, it doesn’t.
Daily turn your attention to the goodness of God, that of your past and present. “Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he has pronounced” (Psalm 105:5). Remember that he is unchanging—he is the same yesterday, today and forever more (Hebrews 13:8). He has always been your helper and he will not leave you now.
“Understand, therefore, that the LORD your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.” – (Deuteronomy 7:9 NLT)