Taking time to reflect on all that God has given us is a powerful tool for living a full and joyful life. Gratitude and thankfulness help you redirect your focus on the blessings of God and delight in the fact that He supplies all our needs and more.

I read once, “Gratitude is not about what is received. It’s about how you receive what is there.” It’s essential to be thankful for what you have with a heart of humility and be thankful when God decides to multiply it. Life and its many obstacles can hinder the spirit of thankfulness. Yet, Isaiah encourages us that the garment of praise lifts the spirit of heaviness. (Isaiah 61:3).

Five Verses to Cultivate Thankfulness

“Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a devouring fire.” Hebrews 12: 28-29 

“I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.” Psalm 9:1-2  

“And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.” 1 John 5:14-15 

“You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.” Psalm 4:7 

 “All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.”  2 Corinthians 4:15 

Let these scriptures empower you to cultivate a heart of gratitude, and then share that heart with others. I encourage you to reflect on God’s faithfulness in your life and remind yourself that He carries you throughout all seasons.  

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