A grateful heart is a careful heart. Be careful that you do not grumble unnecessarily. Take notice of your actions…making sure they are sensitive to other’s around you. Recognize that everyone is different…and we all give and receive in different ways…and not everyone is on the same spiritual level as you are. In fact, sometimes those that you are around may not even know the joy of having a relationship with Jesus Christ. Respect the thoughts and feelings of others at all times. Show kindness…love…and patience…even when it seems impossible. Pray in the midst of those difficult moments…asking God to help you through them. Beware of being closed minded to change that might need to happen. Your willingness to be flexible…and your attitude about things…is an example of your spiritual foundation. When you are careful about how you are living your daily life…you begin to exemplify that grateful spirit God loves!
A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. PROVERBS 15:30
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. COLOSSIANS 3:15-17
God is with us.
© Layla Freeman 2017
Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light
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