Nov 26, 2020
You’ve heard that every good thing comes from God, right? Of course, it’s true. He is our example, both of how to live and how to react to others. This week we’re talking about practicing gratitude, and as usual, God shows us the way.
Psalm 107:1 says, "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever."
Often, we can become disappointed if we don’t get everything, we think we should have. But that’s a dead-end when it comes to true happiness and peace. And those are things we all really crave.
The ultimate gratitude comes from the Lord Himself. We learn in Psalm 149 that “the Lord delights in His people.” He first loved us, and that love flows down and through us. Truly, believers should be the most grateful people on the planet, because we know what God has given to us through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Honestly, the Christian should go through each day so happy he or she can barely stand it. God has given us what we need, much of what we want, and He has already created a future for us that is so wonderful, humans can’t even imagine it!
Remember, God is the source of gratitude. He shows us how it’s done because He knows us completely. Remember as we go along with this topic that practicing gratitude is a huge key to finding peace.
Let’s pray. Lord, your goodness overwhelms us. Thank you for giving to us just because. We love you. Amen.