Gratitude, or gratefulness, is the quality of being thankful, or being full of thanks. Paul’s tells the church of Colossae to be overflowing with thankfulness. This quality is displayed from Moses to Mary, praises and songs of thanks are recorded throughout the Bible. It is these exclamations of thanks and praise that indicate an attitude of the heart.
It can be easy in life to focus on the negative. The trials, hardships, and failures of life can loom large. These difficulties can cloud our view and hinder our faith. It is an intentional focus on the grace of God, and gift of Jesus Christ that keeps us in the joy of the Lord, and continues to fill us with gratitude. In every circumstance and season, the blood of Jesus has cleansed us from all unrighteousness. Through Jesus Christ, there is nothing that can separate us from the love of God.
As we are intentional about a lifestyle of praise, our gratitude begins to overflow, and our joy overrides all natural circumstance. The knowledge of Jesus saturates us, and His light shines from our life, no matter our situation. Today, may you be filled with gratitude, and may your praises to God bring glory to God, and health and light to your countenance.