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The transformational power of gratitude will change the way you think and act. When you tap into showing praise to your Father God it is Life-changing.
It’s easy to list the benefits of gratitude but if you’re like me, you’re not as grateful as you think you are.
Understand the Power of Gratitude
The power of gratitude has amazing benefits for our mental, emotional, and physical well-being. It allows us to appreciate the good things in life, even during challenging times.
The power of gratitude helps us shift our focus from what we lack to what we have, promoting a positive mindset and reducing negative thoughts.
Expressing gratitude has been linked to increased happiness, improved relationships, and better sleep.
But what I’ve found is that it’s far easier to have ungrateful thoughts even in subtle ways from the moment we wake in the morning.
Instead, what we’re going to learn is how to allow God to work in our hearts and minds and transform us with the power of gratitude.
For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 4:15
Identify the Power of Gratitude in Your Life
Take a moment to reflect on your life and think about the things that you are grateful for.
It could be something as simple as having a warm meal, a roof over your head, or the support of loved ones.
By acknowledging and appreciating these things, we cultivate a sense of contentment and fulfillment.
But what I want is for you to go further than that and to direct gratitude towards your heavenly Father. He is the One who gave you the gifts in your life. That is truly the power of gratitude!
A pivotal point in my life was when I began to make a daily list of only three things that I was grateful for. It didn’t matter how small and seemingly mundane they were, I added them to my growing list.
I had struggled with melancholy for quite a few years partly due to situations in my life. It was a time in my life when it was hard to smile or even laugh.
It was amazing how gratitude turned my melancholy totally around. When I started expressing thanksgiving to my Father for the big and small things it was life-changing.
I want you to experience this same transformational power of gratitude in your life as God changes your negative ungrateful heart into something amazing.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Colossians 3:15
Create a Gratitude Journal
Another way to cultivate gratitude is by keeping a journal.
Writing down what you are thankful for each day helps reinforce positive thoughts and emotions.
You can also use your journal to reflect on challenges and find something to be grateful for even in difficult situations.
When I first started keeping track of three things I was grateful for, I found it hard. I found it difficult to come up with even one thing I was thankful for. Sure I was thankful for my husband and home but beyond that, it was kind of an uncomfortable thing to do.
It made me realize that my gratitude bucket was running on empty!
My thoughts were negative and since thoughts turn into actions, it translated into whining much of the time. Even if not whining out loud, I was complaining in my head.
The longer you work on this new habit, the easier it will become. By writing down what you’re thankful for, you will experience the transformational power of gratitude.
Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. Hebrews 13:15
Practice the Power of Gratitude Toward Others
Layering different aspects of gratitude works best. So once you have the habit of journaling your gratitude firmly in place, it’s time to add onto it.
Gratitude is not just about being thankful for what we have, but also towards others.
Take the time to thank and appreciate the people in your life who have made a positive impact, big or small.
It could be a friend who listened to you when you needed it, your husband, one of your kids, a coworker who helped with a project, or even a stranger who held the door open for you.
Maybe you haven’t thanked others for their impact on your life for a long time. It’s never too late as long as they’re alive.
I think most of us lack the gratitude we’ve shown our parents. I know that was me. My parents have moved to heaven but I can always ‘give it forward’ and show gratitude to older people whose children may not be grateful.
Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. Colossians 1:12
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Make gratitude a part of your prayers by showing gratitude and praise to God for all the things He has done.
Prayer is talking to God. Having a conversation with the Creator of the vast universe.
The whole reason God created you was so you could praise His holy name!
When you start your prayers with gratitude, it sets the tone for a thankful heart. and helps shift your focus from asking . . . to giving thanks.
Incorporating gratitude into your daily life may not come naturally at first. As you make it a habit, you will experience the transformative power of gratitude.
So let’s take that first step today towards living a more grateful life!
Gratitude is contagious, and when we express it to others, it creates a ripple effect. Share your gratitude with those around you through simple acts of kindness or even by writing thank you notes. By spreading positivity and appreciation, you not only make someone else’s day but also uplift your own mood.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. Hebrews 12:28
Bringing it All Together
Gratitude as a lifestyle is contagious, and when we express it to others, it creates a ripple effect.
Gratitude can be found in the little things we experience each day, from a warm cup of coffee to a kind smile from a stranger.
By paying attention to these small moments and expressing gratitude towards them, we can find joy and fulfillment in our everyday lives.
So we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture,
Will give You thanks forever;
We will show forth Your praise to all generations. Psalm 79:13
And . . . that’s how to experience the transformational power of gratitude!
How has gratitude been transforming your life?
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