An Attitude of Gratitude
Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise—dwell on these things.
Philippians 4:8 HCSB
How will you direct your thoughts today? Will you obey the words of Philippians 4:8 by dwelling upon those things that are honorable, just, and commendable? Or will you allow your thoughts to be hijacked by the negativity that seems to dominate our troubled world? Are you fearful, angry, bored, or worried? Are you so preoccupied with the concerns of this day that you fail to thank God for the promise of eternity? Are you confused, bitter, or pessimistic? If so, God wants to have a little talk with you.
God intends that you experience joy and abundance. So, today and every day hereafter, celebrate the life that God has given you by focusing your thoughts upon those things that are worthy of praise. Today, count your blessings instead of your hardships. And thank the Giver of all things good for gifts that are simply too numerous to count.
The mind is like a clock that is constantly running down. It has to be wound up daily with good thoughts.
Fulton J. Sheen
"If the Lord will" is not just a statement on a believer's lips; it is the constant attitude of his heart.
The life of strain is difficult. The life of inner peace—a life that comes from a positive attitude—is the easiest type of existence.
Norman Vincent Peale
Never use your problem as an excuse for bad attitudes or behavior.
Dear Lord, help me have an attitude that is pleasing to You as I count my blessings today, tomorrow, and every day. Amen