What is Gratitude?
Gratitude is being thankful.
Being thankful is contagious!
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 tells us to “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
What if we don’t feel like giving thanks?
What if our hearts hurt and we don’t feel like praising God?
Gratitude is not a tool used to manipulate the will of God. Gratitude expresses a commitment God. In the Old Testament, gratitude to God was the only condition in which life could be enjoyed.
In the New Testament the Apostle Paul said we are “to give thanks in all things”.
You may not feel like there is much to be thankful for but let me encourage you that no matter what is going on God loves you and for that we should be thankful.
If you begin the day being thankful even when you don’t feel like it, your feelings will CHANGE.
Why should we be thankful in all situations?
Because God loves you and His grace is sufficient!