Or, what they could afford to buy their children that we couldn't afford to buy ours. Our perspective slips. We're not so thankful anymore, and gratitude takes a back seat to a perspective fueled by something other than thankfulness.
When I stop looking around and start looking within, when I see what a wretched soul I am, when I become thankful that Jesus came seeking this needy soul, my perspective immediately changes! My focus is no longer on the temporal. Now it's fixed on the eternal. It's no longer on what I don't have. Now it's on what I have and cannot lose! How can I not be grateful for this?
Focus on what you have and cannot lose because Jesus Christ has sought your needy soul. By doing so you will cultivate a garden of gratitude in your own life as you plant seeds of thanksgiving.
For more on gratitude, read Gratitude Flourishes When Grace is Celebrated.
"Grace and gratitude ought to be closely connected in the lives of those who have experienced God's amazing grace" —David Jeremiah
When I celebrate the grace given to me by God, and I'm grateful for it, I find it more natural to give that same grace to those around me. Gratitude flourishes when grace is celebrated.
Where is your focus today? What's your perspective? Temporal or eternal?
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