Develop a Thankful Heart

A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart…

–Luke 6:45 NIV

Joyce Meyers said, “Life is not your circumstances, the kind of house you live in, the kind of job you have or how much money you have. You can have the best of these things and still be miserable. On the other hand, it’s amazing how happy and peaceful you can be in the middle of the lousiest circumstances, including the turmoil that’s going on in the world today, if you keep your heart in the right condition.”

Make sure that your heart is in the right condition because it forms your thoughts and the attitudes that shape who you are. The heart is the center of your being as Proverbs 4:23 (NIV) warns, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

What is the condition of your heart? Is it happy and peaceful or is it miserable? Maybe the medicine you need is gratitude. Thank God for what you do have. Even if you don’t feel thankful, thank God anyway. You will begin to feel uplifted, encouraged, and joyful.

Prayer Focus

  • Pray that God will create a pure heart in you and renew His Spirit in you (see Psalm 51:10).
  • Focus on the blessings God has given you.
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