"For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude;"
1 Timothy 4:4 NASB
"Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;"
Hebrews 12:28 NASB
"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24 ESV
Fascinating that something that is considered so good for us on a psychological level is so present in the teachings of God and Christianity. Telling believers to give thanks is a huge motif in the bible, and a large part of prayer and practicing many faiths. “Thanks be to God” I think is spoken aloud at most every religious service I have attended in some way. What a great win-win this creates for believers; who are ordered to do something that will decisively improve our individual happiness. Therefore I am dedicating this blog post to practicing gratitude and noting the things I am thankful for out loud.
I thank God today for: