Keep your roots deep in him, build your lives on him, and become stronger in your faith, as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving. –Colossians 2:7 GNT
Contempt for the ordinary is a malady of the human soul, but awareness of your blessings is the remedy for this ailment. Taking time to be grateful for the ordinary things of life can be a great reminder of how good you really have it. Even on your worst day, you have the unfailing love and justice of God working on your behalf.
In a world full of stinking thinking you can end up with a clouded perspective that steals your joy. The truth is some things really are just minor inconveniences and a thankful heart will help to keep your attitude in check. Then you’ll avoid the pitfalls that come from unrealistic or selfish expectations. So focus on building your life in Christ and let your faith rest in His unfailing love.
In reality, your greatest blessing is being a child of God and this blessing will last for all eternity. When you regularly take time to consider all your blessings, no matter how small, you can really appreciate and thank God for them. This will help you stay rooted in Christ and strengthen your faith as you live the abundant life.
Ask God to keep you alert to any stinking thinking that can cloud your perspective and steal your joy.
Pray for a grateful heart that daily acknowledges, appreciates and thanks God for all your blessings.