Cultivating a grateful heart honors
God and strengthens our faith.
To God be the glory for every abundant and
unending blessing lavished upon us. Trust...
there are always reasons to be appreciative.
We can be rich with God's blessing... even if
we are poor. Every breath, every moment, and
every experience is a priceless gift from God.
We are instructed to offer thankfulness
in everything... since... everything is
working for our good!
God continuously showers us with reasons to
be thankful... in good measure... pressed down,
shaken together, and running over! The more
we recognize the countless reasons to be
thankful, the more grateful we become.
May we enjoy all that God has given us, such
as breathing in fresh air. God gives us every
breath we take. Every breath is an undeserved
miracle... a gift from God.
We should be grateful for the ability to talk,
hear, do, and be. Our life, our breath, and
everything visible and unseen... are all
miraculous gifts from God.
Gratitude is the acknowledgment and appreciation
of what is good in our lives. That inner warmth
is what radiates and makes the heart rejoice. It
gives our existence meaning.
Gratefulness gives us a viewpoint from which
we may observe life without becoming
overwhelmed by worldly circumstances.
It allows us to view a world much
We have not earned nor deserve anything
that God has bestowed us; nonetheless, the
Giver of all good and perfect
just keeps on giving.
Gratitude is a beautiful quality
that individuals can successfully
Cultivating appreciation allows us to experience
greater spiritual and emotional well-being.
Gratitude is a lovely characteristic
that individuals may grow further.
May we intentionally recognize and cultivate
the positive aspects of our lives... rather than
taking them for granted.
Making a conscious effort to
count our blessings has a
profound effect on our lives.
Gratitude liberates us from
poisonous mental states.
Grateful individuals tend to be happier and
have greater self-esteem because they are not
harboring harmful feelings and are not shackled
by envy and violence.
We can be thankful for the food on our tables,
the shelter over our heads, and the numerous
times God protected us from making bad
decisions in lives.
Gratitude is an expression of appreciation.
It is a natural emotion that arises spontaneously
from within. It is recognizing and embracing
the added value of favorable life experiences
that we did not work for or request.
Gratitude begins with seeing something as
simple as a spring shower and watching the
rain clean everything. Being aware of our
heightened sensitivity to kindness, tenderness,
and decency in life is humbling.
Thankfulness fosters humility.
Gratitude permits us to experience more
authentic and enjoyable sentiments. We can
enjoy the modest yet magnificent moments
that are happening in our lives more fully.
Gratitude is an appreciation of something that
might not be monetary in nature.
Sometimes, individuals who have plenty, may
take generosity and compassion for granted.
Being grateful is when individuals have little;
yet, they recognize and appreciate God's hand
in their lives,
The inner representation of thankfulness
and gratefulness is bringing meaning to
our existence by understanding life as
something given, a good deed or an act
Gratitude is an unscripted emotion that
emerges from within. It's like the bond
that perpetually keeps society and
There is graciousness and compassion for others...
where there is a grateful heart. There seems to be
pretentiousness, self-entitlement, conceit, and
haughtiness without it.
Our ability to perceive and acknowledge
causes for thanksgiving in our lives reflects
one's relationship and love for God.
Many people enjoy the gifts of life, shelter,
food, and health without ever thanking God.
Without gratitude, one might become arrogant,
conceited, and self-centered, with an
overestimation of one's own value. People
tend to take their blessings for granted and also
have an entitlement mentality... not good. They
have a tendency to feel they have accomplished
everything... on their own. Entitlement and
self-absorption are significant impediments to
Thankfulness keeps our hearts in right
relationship with the Giver of all blessings.
We live in thankfulness every day when we
open our eyes and give thanks for the abounding
beauty of our existence.
Giving thanks to God is something that should
be done, not just on special occasions.
Everyone can and should live a daily life of
When we live in a spirit of thankfulness, we
may smile even in the midst of difficulty.
Thankfulness enables us to express our gratitude
to... the Giver of all good gifts in all circumstances.
Gratefulness keeps our hearts connected to the
Giver of all good blessings.
Cultivating thankfulness costs nothing,
but the rewards are tremendous!
A thankful heart full of praise lifts
and removes mountains of concern.
The more appreciative we are...
the more strength we gain to press on
to new and greater heights.
Every day is a blank canvas... every instant
of every day is a fresh opportunity to reflect,
to live in thankfulness, and to be grateful.
Gratitude is the realization that life owes us
nothing and that everything we have is a gift.
Every morning, we wake up to a magnificent
gift... another day of life. Let us be grateful for
the gift of life every day.
God has lavishly gifted us and filled each and
every day with blessings. Every day brings us
authentic and lovely moments to savor and cherish.
The more we focus on our blessings and the
countless things for which we are thankful, the
less fear, negativity, and worry we will harbor.
People who express gratitude count their
blessings rather than their problems and
People have occasionally taken God's grace
and mercy for granted. Many people walk
outdoors and see God's mark all over the
universe and assume it is theirs...
no big thing.
Many blessings, which we all have every day,
are sometimes forgotten or taken for granted.
It is extremely beneficial and invigorating to
spend a few quiet minutes to count our blessings...
to acknowledge the many things for which we
are grateful. This also allows us to recognize
and appreciate God's majesty as displayed
through His amazing creation.
Counting our Blessings...
We believe God desires for us to learn to be
thankful... and it is in our best interests to be
Every good and perfect gift is from God.
It's interesting how quickly our moods,
health, and outlooks change when we have
a grateful heart.
When hardship comes, or if it never occurs,
let us remember everything that we have to
be thankful for.
Who, but the Creator gives to all men life and
breath and everything else?
Many studies over the last decade have
indicated that persons who deliberately
count their blessings are happier and
Resilience is generated by the practice of
kindness, graciousness, and thankfulness.
It may contribute to our capacity to sleep
soundly at night and our lifespan. Simply
being aware of all of our blessings provides
us the power to weather any storm.
May we spend a few moments every day
to carefully notice our benefits and give God
the praise and honor that only God deserves.
A thankful heart may become one of the most
powerful ways to improve our lives. Gratitude
may help us see a plethora of blessings. It can
help us appreciate our lives more!
Life can be challenging at times.
We may feel as if we don't have much,
yet there are countless others out there who
would gladly switch places with us.
Let us build a thankful heart whether
confronted with tangible or intangible and/or
negative, unproductive situations in life.
God's blessings include protection from hurt,
harm, and danger. God has blessed us with
good health and well-being. God has blessed
us with liberty. The capacity to see, hear, move,
communicate, think, and imagine comes directly
from God's hand. Our ability for love is a
magnificent gift from God.
Our lives are blessed exceedingly, abundantly,
and beyond anything that we can ask or
conceive, by God.
God's hand has blessed us with life.
An attitude of thankfulness helps us in seeing
what is harmonious and beneficial. We may
overcome negative thinking and discover
benefits and tranquility in every situation by
cultivating a thankful heart.
Gratitude transforms emptiness into fullness,
displacement into welcoming, dismissal into
implementation, and opens the floodgates for
blessings to overflow.
Practicing gratitude and being thankful are two
critical components of living a better and healthier
life. Even in our darkest moments, we all have the
potential and opportunity to cultivate thankfulness.
Gratefulness transforms what we have into
enough. Choosing a thankful heart allows us to
identify blessings even in the midst of adversity.
Gratitude comes with many benefits, tranquility,
Giving thanks to God for everything in our lives
on a daily basis... makes us recognize that nothing
in our lives should be taken for granted or seen as
anything other than extraordinary.
God has lavished us with benefits that we do not
deserve. The humble appreciative heart understands
that the world owes them nothing. They recognize
that whatever they have is better than what they
There are so many lovely things to be grateful
for everywhere we turn, and as we practice being
grateful, we will notice our cups filling up and
running over with more and more blessings.
Humility is one of the fundamental characteristics
of a thankful person. Gratitude is the outpouring
of a truly humble heart. A thankful heart humbles
us and allows us to see how far we've come and
how privileged we are. In thankfulness, humility
God is the Source of all good gifts.
All good gifts come from God, and
Only God deserves to be praised.
The Bible is replete with directives to...
offer gratitude to God.
"Praise God!" Give thanks to God,
because God is good; His mercy endures
Give thanks to the LORD, because God
is good; His kindness endures forever.
Give thanks to the LORD, because God is good,
and His compassion endures forever.
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this
is the Will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
The large percentage of passages go on to
offer reasons why we should be thankful to
God, such as
"His love endures forever."
"The God is excellent."
"God's mercy is everlasting."
Thanksgiving and praise go hand in hand!
We cannot fully praise and glorify God...
unless we are also thankful.
The 100th Psalm is one of the most
beautiful Psalms of Thanksgiving.
Cultivating gratitude is one of the most beautiful
and spiritually satisfying journeys we can embark
on in life.
The dominant theme of Israel's life in the
desert appeared to be murmuring and
In Exodus 16, Israel begins to complain
and grumble against Moses and Aaron over
a shortage of food, while they were actually
complaining and whining to God.
Exodus 16:8 makes this argument
"You will know it was the Lord when He
provides you meat to eat in the evening and
all the bread you desire in the morning because
He has heard your grievance against Him."
Who are we?
Why are we becoming impatient,
disgruntled, and even insulting to God?
You are complaining about God, not about us."
We've all moaned, sighed, whined, complained,
mumbled, murmured, held pity parties, been
victimized, or played the victim at some point
in our lives, especially during times of crisis.
Grumbling is a way of expressing one's
disapproval with persons or situations one
finds oneself in; nevertheless, if the truth
be told, mumbling ultimately shows our
disagreement with God's direction for our
People's hearts might become clouded and
distorted when they complain, grumble,
regurgitate rumors, twist lies, and make
God is not deceived when we complain about
others. This is shown in God's reaction to
the Israelites' complaints against Moses
and Aaron in Numbers 14: "'How long will
these people regard Me with contempt?'
replied the Lord to Moses."
'How long will they refuse to believe in Me,
despite all the amazing signs I've done
All grumbling is an insult to God. It is
resentful of God, suggesting that God has
failed to make people happy.
The Israelites were slaves to Pharaoh and
the Egyptians while in Egypt. When they
grumbled, Pharaoh made their situation worse.
They cried out to God, who had delivered
them. He delivered them from brutal,
oppressive, and crushing servitude and led
them to a land flowing with milk and honey.
In accordance with His promise to Abraham,
the Lord came to their rescue, redeeming
them to worship and follow Him only as
their God and King. So God promised them
in Exodus 15:26, "If you diligently listen to
the word of the Lord your God and do what
is right in His eyes, if you pay close attention
to His instructions and keep all His decrees,
I will not bring on you any of the afflictions
I inflicted on the Egyptians, because I am the
Lord, Who heals and restores you."
Jesus refused to speak or acquiesce to the
adversary. "Thy Will be done," Jesus
prayed instead. This is an important detail
that each of us should be conscious of.