Gratitude

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Gratitude is the healthiest of human emotions. A man who finds himself in the life-giving springs of gratitude experiences the joy of Christ found there in the comforting waters. Peaceful waters. Whole waters. Instead of looking upon himself with a needy and self-seeking heart, he finds fulfillment and completion. He looks outward in thanks. Abundance lies within because he dwells within the springs of gratitude. Gratitude is selfless, looking to others with a thankful heart. A heart of gratitude unchains the needy beast from your soul. It frees you. Listen to the counsel of the Creator. He formed you. He knows your most profound needs. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God.” Gratitude turns ordinary days into thanksgivings.. bothersome duties into blessings. However, one mustn’t seek the springs for selfish gain. If he chooses that path, he will only find swamps. He will decay. Because you must remember, gratitude is selfless. -Tim