Good morning people whose gratitude is evidence of your focus on grace
Revelation 1:4 NIV John, to the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from Him Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come, and from the seven spirits before His throne.
Grace is the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude.
Although gratitude is an evidence of God’s grace in our lives, I am feeling prompted by Father that it is also one of the most understated releasers of His grace too. Gratitude is one of the few things that is on both sides of the grace equation.
It’s easy to complain, and for many, it’s often automatic. The reason for this is manifold, but it often includes a reality that life can be difficult, but it also points to our focus on this reality.
Not because of cliché, but because of truth, I am drawn towards the life and example of the great apostle Paul again. While writing letters of faith, encouragement, hope and grace to the Church, Paul is sitting in prison, in pain and suffering, and all because he is doing the will of God.
Yet gratitude for Who God is, what God has done for him, and what God continues to do, exudes his letters and saturates his writings. If he can, so can we.
You have much to be grateful for today – this is the absolute truth. No, I am not diminishing your difficult reality, but again, I am elevating your indescribably good God!
“So, what’s going to get your focus – gratitude or complaining?”
I pray you release God’s grace in your life today by your gratitude.