How would you like to be more positive, gracious, loving, and humble?
Okay, most people wouldn’t readily admit to wanting to be more humble . . . but positive (happier), gracious (kind), and loving (big-hearted) are things that generally lead to a more enjoyable life. And honestly, humility does that too.
So, how would you like to have a more positive life?
Did you know that there is one thing that can help you bring each of those things into your life?
Yep. An attitude of gratitude can change your life and make it more enjoyable.
Psalm 92 was written as a song for the Sabbath. It begins with these words…
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to the Most High.
It is good to proclaim Your unfailing love in the morning,
Your faithfulness in the evening.
You thrill me, Lord, with all You have done for me!Psalm 92:1–2, 4–5
I sing for joy because of what You have done.
O Lord, what great works You do!
And how deep are Your thoughts.
Just reading those words makes me smile.
Think about it—when you and I focus on our blessings. When we thankfully sing songs of praise with joy. When we’re thrilled with God’s goodness…
We naturally become happier, more gracious, and more loving. And when we remember that God is God and we are not; well, we will naturally live with greater humility, too.
I promise you that blessing counting with an attitude of gratitude makes life more fun!
I started intentionally counting my blessings over a decade ago. And although it doesn’t make the hard stuff disappear, it definitely puts it in perspective.
Try it! Start and end each day proclaiming God’s unfailing love and faithfulness. You’ll find that it’s easier to surrender your junk to God and trust Him to guide and help you through life one moment at a time.
You know, it takes humility to surrender our lives in faith and give control to the Lord. But when we do . . . He blesses us with an outpouring of His grace, mercy, and love. In fact, He gives us so much that we have enough to pour into the lives of the people around us.
And that’s a happier more positive life!
So are you ready to count your blessings with an attitude of gratitude? Are you ready to give God the thanks and praise He deserves? Are you ready to begin each day proclaiming His love and end it professing all the ways He was faithful? Are you ready to live a happier more positive life?
Let’s make a list and remember all the Lord has done. Let’s thank and praise Him for every big and small blessing and trust Him to give us everything we need each day.
A Prayer for an Attitude of Gratitude
to Live a More Positive Life
Heavenly Father, You are a good good God. You are gracious and loving and You always do what is best. Thank you so much for sending Jesus to save me and for making it possible for me to KNOW, TRUST, and LOVE You. Thank you for covering me with Your grace and mercy.
Thank you for my family and friends, for my home, food, and clothing. Thank you for animals, and for the beauty of Your creation. Thank you for Your loving protection. Thank you for hearing my prayers. Thank you for Your Holy Spirit. Thank you for the countless wonderful things You do for me every day. Thank you for __________.
Father, please give me a grateful heart. Help me by Your grace to focus on the positive things in my life. Help me to be consistently gracious and loving. Help me always remember that You are God and I am not. And help me to be humble in all I think, do, and say.
Thank you for showing us Your ways. Please help me live according to Your will. And with Your help, I will proclaim Your unfailing love each morning and Your faithfulness each night. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.
5 Quotes about having an Attitude of Gratitude
“That the Father and Son would love sinners that much is beyond our comprehension–but it ought to awaken a response of love and gratitude within our hearts that will change our lives forever!” ~ Dave Hunt
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:!6–18
“True Worship: All that I am, responding to all that He is—in gratitude and praise.” ~ Adrian Rogers
Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Colossians 2:7
“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” ~ Karl Barth
What is your favorite way to maintain an attitude of gratitude? How has grateful living given you a more positive life?
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