Attitude of Gratitude
“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples.”
The “attitude of gratitude” is a clear command and expectation of God. This theme runs through the entire book of Colossians. In the course of just a few pages, the apostle exhorts believers about being “always” thankful (1:3), “abounding in thanksgiving” (2:7), devoting themselves to prayer, “being watchful in it with thanksgiving” (4:2). Then, as if summing up this whole idea, Paul seals it with one comprehensive, all-inclusive exclamation point: “Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (3:17).
When you go to work, give thanks!
When you go grocery shopping, give thanks!
When you pay your bills, give thanks!
When you drink a glass of clean water, give thanks!
When you change a light bulb, give thanks!
When you drive your car, give thanks!
When you play with your children, give thanks!
When you serve your spouse, give thanks!
When you visit a friend, give thanks!
When you support a missionary, give thanks!
You don’t need to look for big miraculous things to be grateful for. Gratitude is a spiritual practice that helps you notice and appreciate God’s work, blessings, and provision in your day to day. As you go through your day, have an attitude of gratitude - GIVE THANKS!
Much love and care, Pastor Pat
Greece Assembly of God
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