1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
2 Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
3 Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
5 For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
Earlier this year, I started my own ‘gratitude’ journal. A place where I can just write down all of the things I am grateful for. Because so often, I can find myself focusing on the things I don’t have. Diving head first into comparison. And it isn’t pretty. Maybe you’ve been there too. Maybe you’re there right now. But then I read these verses. Y’all, we are His. Do you know what that means?! We are simply His. I don’t care what the rest of my life looks like, this is enough to be grateful for on its own. Because He is so good. And despite how ungrateful or how undeserving we are, none of that matters because His faithful love endures forever. And that, my friends, is something to be thankful for. Despite what the rest of our circumstances may look like.
Lord, thank you. Thank you for choosing me. Lord, you are great and you are good. And I am sorry that I can sometimes forget that when I get too busy comparing myself to others. Lord, change my heart. Help me to spend more time in gratitude. Help me to always be thankful. I pray these things in your name. Amen.
Today why not start your own gratitude journal. Or if you have one already why not open it up and write some things down. Set aside some time everyday to write down just 3 things you’re thankful for. Struggling to find something to be thankful for? Ask the Holy Spirit to come and guide you. You’d be surprised at what that simple act can do.