38. In Gratitude
We can't have a better life than the thoughts we think about. In the Daily Devotion book, Jesus Calling, Day Nov. 26, it states: "Walk with Me along the high road of thanksgiving, and you will find all the delights I have made ready for you. To protect your thankfulness, you must remember that you reside in a fallen world, where blessings and sorrows intermingle freely. "
When we are constantly focusing on adversity, we often feel defeated. We might walk through a day that is brimming in brightness and beauty but only see the grayness of our thoughts. We can walk through dark days with JOY in our hearts because the Light of His presence is always shining.
When we are focused on gratitude, there's no room for disappointment or fear. I encourage you to have a daily gratitude practice. As you list the things that you are grateful for, go a bit deeper. List the reasons why you are grateful for that particular person or thing. It will stir up emotions that are powerful in opening up your heart and staying in gratitude.
I'm grateful for you my friend!! Thank you for listening and being part of my world and community!! Have a beautiful week! xoxo