“GRATITUDE helps us see GOD. Gratitude opens our spiritual eyes. There’s a beautiful cycle in giving God thanks: the more we thank Him, the more we see Him working in us and around us. Gratitude helps us sense God’s presence, His personal care and His perfect timing.” We find this words from Lisa Appelo blog to be instructive.
God moves with the level of your gratitude. Spiritual doors are open when you drench yourself in gratitude. There are so many benefits to staying grateful. As you move through the tides in a difficult situation, remember to be still and practice gratitude.
Here are some of our favourite bible verses that puts us in the mood of GRATITUDE:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6
I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. – Psalm 9:1
THEREFORE we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. – 2 Corinthians 4:16
EVERY good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. – James 1:17
FOR everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. — 1 Timothy 4:4-5
AND let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. — Colossians 3:15
WHATEVER is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. – Philippians 4:8
COME to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. — Matthew 11:28
LET them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. — Psalm 107:8-9
YOU will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. — 2 Corinthians 9:11