Genuine and authentic gratitude for God opens the door to 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.
The power of gratitude far outweighs the few minutes it takes to practice it. There are so many reasons to intentionally cultivate gratitude! However, this world, our flesh, and the enemy whispers reasons why we shouldn’t cultivate gratitude. It’s incumbent upon us to silence the noise we hear and see because God (contrary to the junk we are constantly exposed to) is always good; even when we’re not! True gratitude for God and the abundance He gives protects us from caving to the lies and partial truths we hear and the mess we see scrolling through every social media platform.
Therefore, I encourage you to take some time out of your busy day to thank God for all that He has done! You see, the overflow of gratitude (thanksgiving) is joy. Recognizing God’s abundant goodness in the good and even in the hard-pressed times, is our gateway for joy. In Psalm 28 David cried out to God, and praised Him for hearing and answering his prayer(s). In verse 7 he said this, “The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him.”