A thankful life is one that is inspired to express, in all forms, an attitude of gratitude.
Psalms 100:1-5 says,
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
2 Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
3 Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;[a]
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
5 For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
I haven’t always been a thankful person, but by God’s steadfast love and faithfulness I continue to learn how to live each and every day with a thankful heart. In this journey I have seen the fruit of thankfulness. Here are a just a few of the fruits I have seen in my own life from an attitude of thankfulness.
- Forgiveness – Thankfulness can’t abide with bitterness, malice, hatred. The more thankful you become the easier it becomes to forgive.
- Clarity – Thankfulness brings clarity to much of life. It is in your thankfulness that you can see the good in all circumstances. There is much in life that can only be seen through the lens of thankfulness.
- Gentleness – Thankfulness brings out the gentleness within. Think of the gentle people you know, are they people who are also thankful?
- Peace – As you become more thankful you become more contented, and contentment is a catalyst to peace.
May we take this day of thanksgiving to express our thanks to God by what we do and say. Happy Thanksgiving!