This Thankful heart

I have realized how unthankful I am and the importance of being thankful. There are so many verses in the Bible that talk about giving thanks to God, I wont go through them all because we would be here for quite a while. Two verses that stood out to me are Ephesians 5:4 “Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks”. So if I don’t have anything nice to say I should be giving thanks instead. In 1 Thessalonians 5:18 it says ” In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”. God’s will for my life today is giving thanks in everything. Somethings I have started doing when negativity hits me and all I want to do is complain, I’ll start going through all the things God has done for me and thank him for them. Once I start doing it my attitude begins to change. One of my favorite songs is a popular song by Matt Redman called “Blessed be your name” you may have heard of it. It talks about how in times of plentiful, or in the desert place, when all things are going well or in times of suffering we should be saying blessed be your name. I want to be that person who can thank God in any time or state of life. Even at the death of a loved one. I want to be a beautiful example to my children of a thankful heart, but most importantly I want to be a usable vessel to God. Every day is a day for thanks giving no matter what.

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