Colossians 3:16 "Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with in your hearts."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
I say to , “You are my ; you I have no good thing.” How often do we credit ourselves when good things occur, but then blame God when things don't go like we want them to? God is sovereign over everything in our lives. Both the mountains of joy and the valleys of despair are ways in which He works on our hearts, minds and souls to love Him, like no other. Moses warned the Israelites to be grateful to the Lord for the Promised Land and not to feel deserving or entitled. Deuteronomy 8:17-18 "
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."
Gratitude is all about your focus on what you have being enough and giving thanks for just that, without asking for more. 'Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.' Someone is struggling and praying for what you have at this very moment, are you thankful for it? The benefits of a grateful heart are many.... freedom from bitterness and discontentment, a renewed sense of humility, a rekindled joy in your heart, and an ability to encourage others with the Spirit shining through you.
Have an attitude of gratitude because God is good all the time and all the time God is good!