If there ever were a gauge of happiness in a person it would be having an attitude of gratitude. If there is one characteristic that you should develop in your life, it should be a grateful heart. You will find that you will be drawn more to the Lord and people will be drawn to you. The Lord is the One who is ultimately is responsible for everything in our lives.
Psalm 103:19 The Lord has established His throne in the heavens,
And His sovereignty rules over all.
He made us just the way we are and we are fearfully and wonderfully made, even with our flaws and quirks. He wants us to give thanks to Him for how we are made.
Psalm 139:13,14 For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
He knows the number of days that you will live on earth. He knew you before you were born and He knows when He will take you home. You need to thank Him for the days that He has ordained for you.
Psalm 139:16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.
He directs your steps. This is one reason why He wants you to trust Him. He has a plan for your life and He wants to be your Shepherd. Are you not married and you want to be? By faith, thank Him that He has a plan for your life and tell Him that you want to trust Him.
Proverbs 16:9 The mind of man plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.
Has He saved you? Has He given you the greatest gift ever known to man, the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior? He wants you to thank Him.
II Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
Has He forgiven you and continues to forgive you for your many mistakes and sins? Yes He has and there is no end to His love for you. You can not exhaust His love or wear Him out. Thank Him for His eternal love for you and that He never becomes weary of any of us.
Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable.
He understands you and He loves you. He cares for you and never becomes weary of you. He delights in you and has an unchanging love for you.
Micah 7:18 Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity
And passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession?
He does not retain His anger forever,
Because He delights in unchanging love.
He longs to love you and waits on high to be gracious to you.
Isaiah 30:18 Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you,
And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
How blessed are all those who long for Him.
Thank Him today for what He has done. Thank Him for His indescribable gift. Thank Him for His unchanging love for you. Enter into His presence through your thanksgiving and you will find that your heart will overflow with love towards Him.
Psalm 100:4,5 Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting
And His faithfulness to all generations.
Each morning give thanks to Him for His lovingkindness towards you and you will see that He loves you each day in a thousand different ways as you see His faithfulness.
Psalm 92:1,2 It is good to give thanks to the Lord
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning
And Your faithfulness by night,