Do you have a "Heart of Thanksgiving?"
The Lord has recently been working on my heart on being more thankful and having a heart of thanksgiving.
I tend to be a very pessimistic person, always seeing the glass half empty rather than half full, and always seeing or focusing on the bad instead of the good. But as a Christian the Lord has commanded us to give thanks (I Thess. 5:18 "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.") and said that it is His will that we give thanks. So I am trying to consciously find something every day in every situation that I can be thankful for until it becomes a habit in my life.
I am making November my month of focusing on having a "Heart of Thankfulness." One way that I will consciously do this is by making my status on facebook something that I am thankful for that day.
Psalm 100:1 - "Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands."
Psalm 100 can be called "A Psalm for giving thanks." I would like to focus on a verse each week for the next 5 weeks in my month of a "Heart of Thanksgiving." Verse 1 above states that we are to "make a joyful noise to the Lord." Joyful is defined as "full of joy, as a person or in one's heart; glad; delighted." Is complaining a joyful noise unto the Lord? I think not! A joyful noise to the Lord could be praise to Him for who He is and what He has done, a song of praise sung to Him, or a testimony shared with others of what God has done, and many more things.
I would love to have you join me in focusing on being more thankful! Or in making a "joyful noise" to the Lord this week! Feel free to leave a comment of what you are thankful for in the comments below, share it on facebook, or send me an email.