Daily Devotion:

Colossians 3:15 ESV

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”

Learning to pray doesn’t offer us a less busy life; it offers us a less busy heart. – Paul E. Miller

We’ve heard it said that happy people are not always grateful but grateful people are almost always happy. Let’s think about that. Of all the grateful people we know, how many of them are miserable? Zero.

How do we remain grateful during the busy lives we lead? By being intentional.

One of the best ways for our heart to stay in a gratitude posture is to count our blessings. That’s right. Literally start naming them. To simply stop and count our blessings will lead to an attitude overhaul.

So let’s be thankful in all things and in all ways. For the loaf of bread in our pantry, the full tank in our car, and the loved ones whom we get to enjoy. But may we never forget the One who laid down every bit of His power and authority to come to a broken earth so that we could live forever with Him. If we wake up each day with that vision in our minds, the first words that depart our lips will be simply be “Thank you.” And honestly, if all we ever do is thank God, that’s a pretty good thing.

Father, I thank you for: waking me up to a new day, this warm cup of coffee, the fact that I can face this day with You by my side, Your word so freely available to me, the coolness of the autumn breeze,……….