Thought to share: A thankful heart is a happy heart. But, it’s hard to be thankful when all you focus on is the negative. When you constantly look at what you don’t like about your spouse, your job, the government, leadership or anything else in your life, it becomes impossible to appreciate all I have given you! Give ME everything that you don’t like, everything that disturbs you, everything that grieves you. I will take care of these things. You begin to focus on all I AM, all I have done, I AM doing and in faith all I will do. Appreciate MY faithfulness. Be grateful for MY love, grace and mercy. In thankfulness, celebrate MY goodness. You’ll find your heart is much happier.
1Thessalonians 5:18 (TPT) And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks, for this is God’s perfect plan for you in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 5:20 (NLT) And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Colossians 3:15-16 (TPT) Let your heart be always guided by the peace of the Anointed One, who called you to peace as part of his one body. And always be thankful. Let the word of Christ live in you richly, flooding you with all wisdom. Apply the Scriptures as you teach and instruct one another with the Psalms, and with festive praises, and with prophetic songs given to you spontaneously by the Spirit, so sing to God with all your hearts!