ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
Happy moments, PRAISE GOD.
Difficult moments, SEEK GOD.
Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD.
Painful moments, TRUST GOD.
Every moment, THANK GOD.
-- Rick Warren
Every day we have choices. Many choices, from the time we decide when (or if) to get out of bed to the time we end the day. One of these choices is our attitude. Sometimes it isn’t easy to have an attitude of gratitude – we just have an “attitude.”
Take a journal or notebook this week, carry it with you and write these out. See how God “shows up” in your life more vividly, more powerfully, more prayerfully.
May these verses help you today to have an attitude of gratitude.
HAPPY MOMENTS – PRAISE GOD
Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:3 (NIV)
What do you have to praise God for today? What are you happy about in your life? Make a list. Write down everything you can think of. You may be pleasantly surprised. And don't forget to praise God for these things.
DIFFICULT MOMENTS – SEEK GOD
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)
What struggles are you going through? Write these in your journal/notebook and write it out to God. Write Him a letter. Seek His face. Then, give it all to Him.
QUIET MOMENTS -- WORSHIP GOD
After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there along. Matthew 14:23 (NIV)
Take soem time to be quiet before the Lord. Read the Bible. Praise Him. Worship Him. Talk to Him. Listen to Him.
PAINFUL MOMENTS -- TRUST GOD
My insides are turned inside out; specters of death have me down. I shake with fea, I shudder from head to foot. "Who will give me wings," I ask -- "wings like a dove?" Get me out of here on dove wings; I want some peace and quiet. I want a walk in the country, I want a cabin in the woods. I'm desperate for a change from rage and stormy weather. Psalm 55:4-8 (The Message
What are you struggling with? What painful moments do you need to give to God?
Tell Him, Talk to Him. Give it to Him.
EVERY MOMENT - THANK GOD
Simple Faith and Plain Truth
The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live. 1 Timothy 2:1-3 (The Message)
Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live. I Thessalonias 5:6-18 (The Message)
Hopefully your journal will be filled by the end of the week with you talking to God and writing things He will be showing you. Pray to Him. Spend time with Him. Thank Him for loving you so much!
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