Why God Calls Us to a Heart of Thankfulness
Written by Christi Given | November 22, 2018
’Tis the season to be thankful and to count our blessings. We should always be grateful and thankful. It’s easy to look at what we don’t have or what we need, but let us write a scroll of remembrance to count our blessings.
God calls us to be thankful because we were born to worship. We are to be thankful for daily bread. A spirit of gratitude removes all anxiety, worry and fear, and brings peace. The Bible says to “be anxious for nothing…but in everything with thanksgiving let your requests be known to the Lord and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-8)
When we are thankful, it guards our minds. The battle of our minds is riddled with bad thoughts and negative thinking about what we may not have, or comparison. We can combat complaining with gratefulness. We should count our blessings not only in the Thanksgiving season—it should be a daily practice for the believer. I pray this post encourages you to do just that and to develop a scroll of remembrance with the Lord.
I encourage you to write down what you are thankful for. It can be as simple as a cup of coffee in the morning, a roof over your head, a warm bed to sleep in, a hot shower, nice clothing, a job, school, a car, a family, friends. Start thinking about your abundance in your life and you will realize, if you haven’t already, how truly blessed you are. Make a list daily of 10 things you are thankful for, and even if you are in a trying season, it will shift your entire perspective.
The most important thing we can be grateful for is God our Father, Jesus Christ our messiah and Savior, and the Holy Spirit. We are truly blessed to have a second chance at life, with forgiveness, new life in the Lord as a new creation, and eternity with our creator and loved ones. God loves you so much and wants to commune with you as you worship and praise him…thank him for the sacrifice on the cross for your sins. He took our place in death so we could truly live. What a precious gift!
If you don’t know the Lord, ask Jesus into your heart and believe that he died on the cross, rose on the third day—defeating sin and death—and read the holy Bible daily for guidance. Talk to God like a friend because He wants to hear from you and loves to speak to his children. You are always welcome into the family of God. God never leaves or forsakes us. We are all so blessed to know this truth and to have hope as an anchor for our souls. We love you, PI Girls.
Listen to this song, “Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart”:
PI Girls, what are YOU thankful for? Comment below!