Gratitude and God
"Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; his love endures forever!" (Ps 136:1)
Gratitude is at the heart of our faith. The New Testament spills over with gratitude because of the good things God has accomplished for us. Gratitude is so central to our lives with God that if we ever find that our faith has grown stale or reduced to meeting expectations or reciting verses, all we need to do is find those things for which we are grateful to reignite our love of our Creator. Nothing puts us in touch with God like gratitude!
Those who are blessed with the presence of children in your lives are never at a loss with what to give thanks to God for. He provides daily blessings and infinite reminders through kids that he is good. Relish in the simplest pleasures of hearing an infant squeal in delight during a game of "peek-a-boo," and watching a toddler munch on Cheerios, and patching up a "boo-boo" on a skinned knee, and - of course - everyone's favorite - watching a baby doze peacefully in a crib. These moments are priceless. These moments are timeless. These moments are part of God's divine plan. Be grateful and give Him thanks everyday, for He is good!