SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” –1 Thessalonians 5:18(NIV)
To help you achieve and maintain a new level of contentment in your life, I encourage you to use some of your quiet time with God to make a list of everything you have to be thankful for. It should be a long list, one that includes little things as well as big things.
Why should it belong? Because we all have a lot of things to be thankful for, and we’ll see them if we look for them. Get out a piece of paper and start listing things you have to be thankful for. Keep the list and add to it frequently. Make it a point to think about and thank God for whatever you might be doing throughout the day. You can only learn the power of thankfulness by practising it intentionally. When you meditate on what you have to be grateful for every day and verbalize it to God, it will be amazingly helpful to your thought life and heart.