5 Steps to Gratitude – Start Today! (5 steps to cultivating an attitude of gratitude)

5 Steps to Gratitude – Start Today!
(5 steps to cultivating an attitude of gratitude)
Gratitude is like a beautiful garden of fruits and flowers in full bloom. Gratitude needs to be planted and nurtured in order to grow, bud, and produce beautiful flowers, fruits, and fragrances. This morning, I am reminded that Gratitude doesn’t just happen – there are important steps to gratitude. Please join us as we explore 5 Steps to Gratitude today.

Dear Friends, these steps should be cycled over and over again in order to maintain an attitude of gratitude. May God bless you as you read, and May God continually cultivate a grateful heart in you and me. Amen.

5 Steps to Gratitude

1. Pray that God opens your eyes and your heart
We may have a million reasons to be grateful, but if our eyes and our hearts are blinded we will never realize it. Ask God to open your eyes so you can truly look around you and realize what you can and should be grateful for. Ask God to give you open eyes, open heart, open mind. Ask God to prepare your heart (the soil) for gratitude to be planted in it.

Matthew 6:22, ESV The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light,

Ephesians 1:18, NIV I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,

Ezekiel 36:26a, NLT And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. More On: A Thankful Heart ; The Power of Prayer ; Beauty all around us

2. Take stock of what you have
Count your blessings name them one by one, Count your blessings see what God has done, Count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done!” It’s so true! Please, take some time out to take an inventory of your blessings in life, and you will be pleasantly surprised at how much God has blessed you. Watch gratitude take root as you take the time to count your blessings!

John 1:16, NLT From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.
More: Bible Verses about Counting your blessings ; Remembering What God has done for us

3. Know the worth of what you have
If you don’t know the worth of what you have, you can never be grateful for it. Want to be grateful for your Life, Family and Friends, Career, Health, Peace of Mind, Gifts & Talents, Joy, Salvation, God’s love, God’s word, God’s sacrifice, or anything else? First assess and know its worth! Then watch gratitude begin to grow!

Psalm 103:2, NLT Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me.
Ephesians 3:18 -19, NLT And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. More On: Knowing Your Worth ; God’s great love ; Value What you Have

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