PSALM 107:1 NKJ
1 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy
It seems the more people have the less thankful they become.
Today complaints are abundant, but thank you's are few.
COLOSSIANS 3:15 NKJ
15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also
you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Being thankful is not a choice for a Christian. If it was
impossible, God would not have told us to do it.
So, why are people not thankful?
Gratitude is a mark of maturity. Ingratitude is a mark of
immaturity. Babies are never thankful.
Neither are proud people thankful. Why? Because their mindset
is that they deserve not just everything they have, but even
better. "Why be thankful for something less than what you
deserve?" describes their thinking.
A funny thing you will notice if you consider it: unthankful
people are never happy. In fact, the more thankful a person is,
the happier they are.
(This is an example of how acting on God's Word is for our
benefit. God didn't invent commands just to be bossy.)
You will not be bothered with depression if you act on the
Word of God and "be thankful." The cure for unhappiness is
being thankful. Try it.
But how can you overcome the bad habit of ingratitude? Only by
changing your core beliefs. As long as you believe you are
getting a raw deal, or less than you deserve, you will never
become a thankful person.
But if you realize that you deserved punishment and eternal
separation from God -- yet in His mercy God instead gave you
what He deserved, and EVERYTHING you have -- including every
breath you breathe -- is a gift -- then you will become a
thankful person. Taken from a Daily Devotion
Thankful Thursday is hosted by Iris at Sting My Heart.