“Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
How often do you spend time in prayer? And how often do thank the Lord just for the things He has done for you? We often forget that in every moment and instance of our lives we have a reason to thank the Lord. We focus too closely on the things we don’t have and that’s a dangerous thing to do because we begin to undervalue or even disregard the blessings God has given us. It is saddening and we often see the result of our heart in our prayer. We begin to see how much we focus on asking and complaining and comparing rather than thanking the Lord.
Think back to all ways you are blessed both great and small and thank God for them. The gift of breath is one of the greatest gifts God has graced us with, but we always overlook it thinking we’re breathing on our own, but I want to remind you that if it isn’t the grace of God you wouldn’t even have the strength to breathe. So thank God for everything He has done including the little yet important things we ignore! Because when we truly realize the number of blessings God has given us we will begin to realize how great and mighty His love for us is.
Thankfulness should not only come when something “Big” happens. It should come as a result of our lifestyle, as well as our love and gratefulness for the Lord.