DEVELOPING A GRATEFUL ATTITUDE AS A BELIEVER.
Sometimes, as humans as we are, we allow the pressures of everyday life limit our prayer lives to just asking; putting our requests before the Almighty God. Which is alright in the natural. As a matter of fact, none of us can make it in life without God’s supernatural intervention. However, whilst we are at it, let us not forget to give thanks to the Almighty God for his unending love and compassion towards us. There are a million and more reasons to give thanks to God. Halleluiah!
The very fact that we are still alive, is a great reason to thank God. There are a lot of instances and circumstances that could have taken you away, but for the special grace of the Almighty God, you are still alive. The bible says in Romans 8:31; “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Sometimes if God is to open our eyes for us to see all the things, he has been stopping from happening to us, we will be very shocked, then we wouldn’t hesitate to give thanks to him at all.
There are a lot of people who die straight after birth. Some of these people have got great destinies, however, they never got the chance to live these great lives. But look at you, God kept you alive for a good reason and purpose. And he hasn’t stopped, he still protects you, every second, every minute, every hour and every day. Friends, we have a lot of reasons to be grateful to God. Let us not take his goodness for granted.
You might be reading this and may be thinking that you are struggling in some aspects of your life, but hey, it’s all part of the process to get you to where God has intended for you to be. He loves you so much, and he wouldn’t have allowed those hard times, if they were going to stop your purpose in life. Friends, we serve a great God, let us not forget to take time to acknowledge his presence in our lives.
Most of the time, we might be at a level in life, that we are not very happy about. However, someone is praying so badly to be at that level. In fact, that might be someone’s dream. That’s why the saying goes, you never know who you are inspiring, so never give up in life. The bible also says in Psalm 37:23 that, “The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” That’s why as believers, we don’t have to worry about not being at the position we want to be in life, because our God is in control of our lives and he will always guide us to where we are supposed to be.
It is my prayer that, as believers, we learn to incorporate an attitude of thanksgiving in our lives, because a grateful heart always touches God and causes him to move things in our favour. AMEN!