The Message (MSG)
107 1-3 Oh, thank God—he’s so good!
His love never runs out.
All of you set free by God, tell the world!
Tell how he freed you from oppression,
Then rounded you up from all over the place,
from the four winds, from the seven seas.
At this time of year when we gather together to observe the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded that every moment is a time for gratitude and thanksgiving. Being grateful brings us closer to Our Creator, the Infinite Source, the God Most High, whose source is limitless. So I challenge you all to live in gratitude each and every moment for ALL people, and things in our lives every minute of the day and watch how your blessings will multiply.
Keeping a Gratitude Journal, where you write down a minimum of even 5 things each day for which you are thankful. This will take your mind off of the things that are not where you would like them to be.
An attitude of gratitude opens up and creates more to be grateful for. The more you are grateful for, the more things you will receive to be grateful for. It is a positive cycle. Living in constant gratitude for what you already have creates a blissful and content state. Be happy with what you have. Write down what you are grateful for every day. You will soon find copious abundance to be grateful for.
Worry stunts prosperity, while gratitude ignites prosperity. Be thankful for everything, even when setbacks show up. If you are thankful for only the good things or times and not the bad, you will miss the lesson for evolving. The bad things come to challenge you and make you grow and change. There are times when things come at us and it seems like we are struggling and being attacked. Hold fast and stand firm. We have to remind ourselves what we are grateful for and the times when we made it past the hard times. We have to remember the goodness of God and how He has delivered us through those tough times. It is during these times that we also grow closer to the Divine. Don’t lose the lesson or the opportunity. If you do, it will come around again and again until you get it. I don’t know about you, but I got burned once on the stove and didn’t have to touch it again! I am always looking for the “lesson” to see how the different experiences are purifying my soul and bringing me into higher levels of oneness with the Divine.