“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:5-7)
I have this theory: If I hear something once, it might be a random thing. If I hear it twice, maybe I need to pay attention to it. God might be saying something I need to hear. The third time? No doubt about it. I best listen.
This month God has been speaking a ton to me and, it has all been about gratitude. It can be hard to be grateful when we face challenge after challenge... and the Holidays! But, that it what God calls us to do.
I’m seeing over and over how I must seek out the positives in my life.
If we want to get to a place of gratitude we must walk in that direction. We will live in the place of negativity if we walk that path. We have our choice of destinations.
As another writer put it, we can “feed” the gratitude inside of us – or we can feed the negativity. It’s up to us.
This Holiday Season, being grateful can be difficult for many of us. It is important to realize that whatever we feed – will grow. We will become more and more positive or, conversely – more and more negative.
God calls us to do everything with thanksgiving.
If you don’t know where to start thanking God, perhaps thanking Him that you are able to read and understand what you are reading right now is a place to begin. Keep it simple, and feed the gratitude!