This week's topic: Gratitude
the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
Being thankful, that's an easy one. I know that God has put me through some pretty tough trials and tribulations. I know that it's for my own good, and I know that no matter how much pain I feel/felt, it's going to mold me and teach me valuable lessons for my future. Being thankful in the good times is easy. It's being thankful in the hard, gritty, raw times that's hard for me.
I often put up verses on my chalk board to remind me to be thankful and have gratitude to God. It seems like a no brainer, but sometimes in the hustle and bustle of life, it can be skipped over. Especially for a "new believer" or maybe an old believer who let life get in the way, and now they're trying to put God first, back at his rightful place.
How to always have gratitude? Maybe by singing his praises, Psalm 92:1, maybe by praying without ceasing, 1 Thessalonians 5:17. You can just strive to be more like Jesus in any and every situation. You can do a number of things, it's just what you want to do, how far you want to go, and how much you are willing to give back to the great Almighty.
What does gratitude to God mean to you?