Let us try to be grateful at all times for the life we are leading. It is a way to connect with our heart. Learn the true value of thankfulness in the following verses.
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south." Psalm 107:1-3
In a certain way prayer becomes in some cases a mechanized routine. At times of the day it is something we do as if we were programmed to repeat. But we should really encourage to practice this space of connection and creation with Faith and the Holy Spirit.
Remember that it is a moment of gratitude, of request and even of communion between our heart and the Lord. When do you try to make this special tribute?
" I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[a] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better." Ephesians 1:16-17
Many times we find ourselves so engrossed in our thoughts, in our duties and obligations, that we forget to look around us and see that we are truly fortunate.
Most of the time we forget this, and focus our attention on those things we lack and not on those things we have. In other words, we become accustomed in a sense to complaining about what we have not achieved, rather than giving thanks for what we have been given and what we have achieved.
"You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God." James 4:2
The importance of gratitude is something we often overlook, that we take for granted. Let us remember that a spirit of gratitude is tempered by soaking it in a bath of humility, virtues that are fundamental pillars upon which we build the foundation of our Faith.
Changing perspective is the way to begin to cultivate a spirit of gratitude: To begin to notice every blessing that the Lord has placed in our lives and to give thanks for each of them is to align ourselves with the will that He has for us. The word of the Lord takes gratitude to a deeper level, teaching us that the act of giving thanks means glory and honor to the one who fills us with those blessings.
“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts." Colossians 3:16
Thus to give thanks to the Lord is to honor and glorify Him. To remain calm and confident that His hand will sustain us when we fall is to strengthen our faith in Him. To be thankful for his presence both in bitter times and in times of plenty is to accept his guidance and care.
Let us begin to focus on the good things in our life, which will bring us great benefits, and at the same time let us express to God our gratitude for all that He has given us to build our spirit in Him.