A Heart Full of Thanks

13 11 2013


Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.  I Thessalonians 5:18

Approaching life through the powerful lens of gratefulness is a blessed way to view our lives.  We have so much to thank God for.  We sometimes take for granted the many blessings that keep us through the night, that wake us up each morning and to start each day.  Blessings great and small are extended to us throughout our lives.  No matter what we are experiencing, we have something that we can be thankful for.  In fact, when we are struggling to find that “something”, it is a good time to turn our thoughts to gratitude.  Redirecting our focus from our problems to God’s blessings has a way of transforming our mindset from concerns and worries toward having faith. Gratitude is a state of our heart that recognizes God’s grace and His merciful love in our lives.  Being thankful is a daily practice and a blessed approach to living.   It is hard to think of God’s goodness to us, past and present and not be thankful. God promises to provide for our needs as we walk and trust in Him.  Keeping a heart full of thanks blesses us along the journey.