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Have you neglected to cultivate gratitude lately?
Do you lack gratitude in your heart?
Here are 5 reasons you need to cultivate gratitude that will leave a transformational impact on your life.
You will find how being thankful changes everything even though circumstances stay the same!
1. A Song to Defeat the Foe!
We have a foe that is deadly but when we sing a song of gratitude to the One who died for our sins, that deadly foe is defeated!
What if you learned along with me to sing more often? We often have mellow Christian music playing in the background of our home. That makes it easy to remember to sing.
It is not for the sake of singing that I sing. I often forget that fact!
Singing about God is a way of keeping Satan at bay in our life.
When we sing praises of gratitude to Jesus it destroys our foe into a puddle of defeat.
2. The Weapon of Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is a weapon that will totally destroy and kill what Satan is trying to do in your life.
Even when you are saved, the Evil one will attempt to draw you away from walking close to God.
You might often forget because you cannot see your foe, but he surrounds you and waits to attack.
He is the father of lies (John 8:44) and the thing he wants most is to destroy your faith and love for God.
Maybe you have something disturbing that is going on in your life but you can be thankful and unlock the gratitude in your heart!
3. Knitting Hearts Together with Your Husband!
Do you knit or crochet? I can barely knit but know how to crochet a huge granny square.
How can you knit your heart together with your husband? How does this work?
Statistics let us know that many marriages are on-the-rocks. I’d like to encourage you to build into your relationship before it’s too late..
Marriages are falling apart even when a couple has been together for 20 0r 30 years, so it is more than worth your effort.
. . . that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love . . . Colossians 1:2
What are you doing to build up your marriage? Gratitude can be expressed to your husband as well as God. You can do your part in making your marriage strong so that the foe of your soul does not have a chance at it!
4. Cultivate Gratitude with Encouragement!
When you cultivate the gift of gratitude in someone it gives them encouragement!
When we praise and give God thanksgiving for all that He has done in our lives, even when it seems like nothing good ever happens, it lifts God up.
When we are stressed or hurried by life, it is easy to leave out the encouragement we could pass onto our husband, children, or friend.
We might not even know what exactly they are facing but when you say words that show your gratitude for something they did, that is so encouraging!
Honestly, I struggle with this and yet know that I can show love by having a heart of gratitude towards others.
5. Have a Heart that Cultivates Gratitude!
Because of the loving devotion of the LORD we are not consumed, for His mercies never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness! “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.”…Lamentations 3:23 Berean Study Bible
Did you wake up with gratitude in your heart? If so, now that you are living out your day, why not live your whole day culturing a heart of gratitude!
We can continue through our day with gratitude when we STAND FIRM in our FAITH without DECEIT and DELUSION being allowed to influence our life.
I want you to have a firmness in your faith that will keep you until the end of your life.
Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words. For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ. Colossians 1:4
When you cultivate gratitude in your life with a steadfastness that pleases the Lord, He will bless you by giving you joy as your attitude turns around.
Do you struggle with cultivating gratitude? I don’t think gratitude comes naturally to most of us. We must do our part so that the Holy Spirit can do the rest!