Gratitude in Life

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Reading Verse: Deuteronomy 14:1-29

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

1 Thessalonians 5:18

It is easy for most people to be thankful in good situations: when they are blessed or when their careers are going to the higher level. It’s common for us to be thankful in those situations. However, the great thing to do is being able to be thankful in bad situations. It is not easy and only few people can do it, but actually this is what God wants us to do: being thankful in the middle of hard situations. Joy and sorrow come and go in this life, but in fact we can be thankful about many things, because even when we fail or in trouble God is always good. His plan is always beautiful, so we should learn to be thankful. Being thankful is also the best attitude in times of trouble. When we realize that a problem is only a test, we will not complain, we will remain thankful instead.

We need to be thankful because this is God’s command, and when God has given His word, we have to obey Him. In addition, we should be thankful because He gives us life. Life is the best gift. Even when there is always process in life, in the end it will bring good for us. In life, we have indeed experienced God’s goodness, therefore whatever happens we must stay grateful. Moreover, being thankful can bring peace and joy to our hearts. We have to be more thankful for all the blessings that God gives us. Thankful people will always praise and worship God, and say that God is good. This is God’s desire from us. He will perform His miracle when we stay grateful. Complaining will not solve any problems, nor will it fix a situation. When our hearts are thankful, God will pour out His blessings. In the middle of any life situations, let us always be thankful before God.

Let’s start our day by being thankful, and guard our hearts with gratitude, so we will increase our faith in Christ.


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