An Attitude Of Gratitude

October 8, 2001
by Dee Renaud

Psalm 40:5 – Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders You have done (NIV)

James 1:17 – Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (NIV)

We have so much to be thankful for! Thanksgiving Day is a day set apart to reflect on our many blessings. But how many of us actually do this daily? We don't really need a special day to express our thanks, but rather we need to develop an attitude of gratitude wherein we are always expressing our gratitude to God for all the blessings He has bestowed upon us. All that we have is a gift from God. May our lives be an expression of God's love for us!

Count Your Blessings

Count your blessings every day
Be they great or small.
Bow your head and humbly pray
To our Saviour, Lord of all.

For life and health, and all good things,
For love and friendship, too.
For all the joy each new day brings
We give our heartfelt thanks to You.

The colours of a rainbow,
A sunset in the sky,
The sun, the moon and stars which glow
Are things we cannot buy.

The laughter of a child at play,
The miracle of birth,
A friendly smile along the way,
What are these blessings worth?

We see the flowers bloom in spring,
The coloured leaves of fall.
We hear the birds so sweetly sing,
And thank God for them all.

Be thankful for each blessing,
And when you kneel and pray,
Give thanks at the beginning
And the end of every day.

©1993, Dee Renaud

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your great love for us and for the many blessings that we enjoy each day. Forgive our lack of gratitude and help us to develop an attitude of gratitude for all that You have done for us, and especially for the gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ, who gave His very life for us. Father we thank You. Amen.

About the author:

Dee Renaud <eddeerenaud@gmail.com>

Sauble Beach, Ontario, Canada


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