Looking for Things to be
Thankful for in Everyday Life!
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (ESV)
This verse tells us that in whatever we do, in word or deed. This means when I go shopping, going to the doctor’s, cleaning house or just about anything do it in the name of the Lord. It also refers to what I say to my family or the clerk at the store. Therefore, I am to speak as if Jesus were listening which He does. I am to give thanks to God the Father through Him. There are time when I do not always get this right but if I stop and think about it, it is a game changer.
An attitude of gratitude is what separates the believer from the unbeliever. It should also be what attracts others to Jesus. Gratitude is the state of being thankful. So on my trip to see my father last month it was easy to see many things to be thankful for. But upon returning home that I seemed to be challenged to find things to give thanks to God. Now I try to focus on the little things that I can be grateful for and give thanks to God. For His love endures forever.
Developing An Attitude of Gratitude
1 Thessalonians 5:18
In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (KJV)
Gratitude for the simple things in my life brings a smile to my face. I am thankful today for the Christian women in my life. I am thankful for the cancellation at a doctor’s office so I could be seen. I appreciate it when the traffic lights are green. When someone tells me that they were thinking of me when I call makes me smile. God somehow made my time multiply and I was able to get much accomplished before my flight tomorrow. Getting to hold a child even for a little while brightens my day. My husbands calm and collective reasoning to help me work through my emotions to make a right decision. My loving young men who ask how I am doing and give me hugs. Most of all I am forever thankful for the sacrifice that Jesus made so that I may reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him in the next.
What little things in you life that you can be thankful for and give thanks to God? Smile for Jesus died for you!
“It should also be what attracts others to Jesus.”
And when we wear gratitude, it does! Great post.
Thank you for your response Carrie.
Bless your beautiful grateful heart Patricia! Oh how important it is, having our hearts and minds centered on gratitude! Thank you for this reminder, and these perfect verses to hold in my heart. There are SO many times, I forget to truly find thankfulness in every detail of my day.
Jesus IS watching and listening… And if fills my heart with joy to remember that what I say and what I think are precious to Him. <3
Christine, thank you for kind words.
“An attitude of gratitude is what separates the believer from the unbeliever. It should also be what attracts others to Jesus.” Love this!
Aisha, I’m glad that you agree.I am thankful for your comment. Blessings to you.