by Mark Baker

An Attitude of Gratitude
Mark Baker
Matthew 25:14-30; 1 Thessalonians 5:18

God is so good; He loves to bestow His gifts upon His children. The Bible tells us that all good gifts come from God. If it's good, then it's from God.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

I know at times in my own life I've gotten complacent. This is easy to do in today's hectic lifestyle, yet in a sense it's a type of laziness. Complacency can come when you start to take things for granted. I have recently been reminded that I have so much to be grateful for, I can not afford this attitude, and none who are in the body of Christ can. I have had to repent for this and realize as the Word of God declares I am not my own, I have been bought with a price. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

If you are in Christ, you have a lot to be thankful. You have escaped eternal punishment and have received eternal life. If you feel that you can not be thankful for anything else, this one thing should be a starting point to all of your praise to God. He is worthy to be praised.

I am one who believes that we are in the last days, and our time is short. Our ability to walk in the path God has given us to walk in will hinge on whether we receive God's blessings. Receiving God's blessings is greatly effected by our attitude of heart. If our attitude of heart is rotten and we can't receive God's blessings because of it, how can we be a blessing to others? Lets look at some things that will help us, and give us encouragement to keep our attitude right. Knowing and understanding God's will and purpose will help us stay on the correct path, and will always be an essential step in our journey.

Faith is always thankful, you can see it clearly taught throughout the Word.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

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