Attitude of Gratitude

Is being at peace a struggle for you? What fills your thoughts most of the time? Do you sing praises to God, even if only in your mind? What fills your heart? Is it gratitude? For what reason do you do all that you do?

We are often thinking about many things at once. Our brains are amazing organs, able to perform multiple tasks at the same time. In our fast-paced world, we have trained our brains to think about more than one thing simultaneously—sometimes unconsciously.

Having peace in our lives may be a goal, yet we continue to fill our lives with more. Seeking peace, though, is not all about removing or limiting what is going on in our lives, it also includes being thankful. Being thankful to gain peace requires a change of heart and mind.

We often think of praying as a means to give thanks to God. But another way to give thanks is to sing praises to Him. There are many hymns and songs we can sing. They reside in hymnals in churches. We hear them on the radio. But we may also have our own songs in our hearts. We can sing them, as well.

Singing songs of praise and thanksgiving to God is wonderful medicine. As we feed our minds those songs, our hearts and minds begin to change. We develop an attitude of gratitude. Having that attitude will help bring peace into our lives.

I pray we all gain peace in our lives. I pray we pursue peace by praising and thanking God. I pray each one of us sings to God and gains an attitude of gratitude. Seek peace in your life. Sing praises to God. Give God thanks. Develop an attitude of gratitude.

Colossians 3:15-17 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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