Friday, July 24, 2009

Thankfulness = Trust

There are many ways to open a door, but a grateful attitude is one of the most effective. Learn the art of giving thankfulness in all circumstances. It will cushion the impact of trials when they come against you. - Jesus Calling 7/24/09

“Be thankful in all circumstance, for this is God's will for you who
belong to Christ Jesus.”

- 1 Thessalonians 5:18

There's something soothing about being thankful about something. A feeling of gratitude towards someone who has blessed you. But do we think about being thankful as a way to open up a door? Showing thankfulness to someone adds depth to a friendship/relationship. It adds trust. Trust that might be needed in future circumstances. It apparently works the same way with God. Showing gratitude towards God increases trust and when you are faced with a situation that requires a lot of trust, you will be thankful again that the impact of the trial fell on a mound full of trust instead of a crater full of doubt.

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