A Grateful Heart

 

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

for his steadfast love endures forever!”

– Psalm 107:1

I’ve become very good at asking God for things. My prayers are filled with requests for a variety of areas of my life.

But what about gratitude? Do I always tell God how much I appreciate what He does for me?

Beginning this Thanksgiving, I am taking on a daily challenge: I want to develop a grateful heart.

The challenge will be simple:

  1. Every single day I will find a quiet moment and choose one thing for which I’m grateful.
  2. I will then use that moment to say a short prayer and thank God.
  3. The challenge is this: I want each day to have a unique focus of gratitude with no duplication. I’ll keep a small notebook to keep track of things.

I’m hoping the result will be a new habit—my way of consistently discovering things that I value in life. I want God to know that I appreciate everything He does for me every single day.

By Thanksgiving 2019, I hope to have a list of 365 things I’m grateful for. And I will have developed a grateful heart.

Won’t you join me?

 

Dan Herda is an editor of theROCK

 

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