Growing in Gratitude: A 30-Day Challenge

Colossians 3:12-17

I’ve often said that “gratitude is learning to recognize and express appreciation for the benefits we have received from God and from others.” This means constantly being on the lookout for blessings, making each day a treasure hunt. It means being intentional about thanking God and others for the blessings that come our way. Overall, how would you rate your “Gratitude Quotient”? • I look at the world through grateful eyes and consistently express my gratitude to God and others. • I know I’ve been greatly blessed, but I don’t often stop to actually express my gratitude to God and others. • To be honest, I had not thought a lot about gratitude until starting this challenge. I’ve got a long way to go to develop a lifestyle of gratitude. • I’m a whiner! I tend to focus on my problems and I frequently express them to others. Ask the Lord to cultivate in you a more grateful heart over these next thirty days. If you have realized that your “Gratitude Quotient” is not what it should be, confess your ungrateful spirit to the Lord. Ask Him to forgive you and to transform you into a truly thankful person.