God, I thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus Christ our saviour and our Lord. We thank God for Jesus for through Jesus we can experience spiritual transformation, vital purpose, eternal hope, perpetual peace, and material provisions.
Gratitude to God is a must, gratitude is good for the human soul. Here are some reasons we must always be grateful.
1 Genuine gratitude helps to silence the spirit of complaining and lower our stress level. It is out of the abundance of the heart the lips speak.
2 Gratitude grows into praise as we recognize the source of the blessings we received. When we think of all we receive through Jesus Christ then our souls must cry out hallelujah, real praise never come from ungrateful heart, when our souls are truly thankful then our praise will glorify God.
3 Gratitude is the key to contentment, it is said gratitude makes what we have enough.
1 Timothy 6:6 Godliness with contentment is great gain.
4 Gratitude fertilizes our faith. Keeping a record of God's blessings will boost our faith especially when we face new difficulties.
5 Gratitude pushes back envy. Envy makes us want what someone else has, thinking to ourselves that we deserve it, but gratitude makes us realize that God has given to us more than we deserve.
6 Gratitude makes us better witnesses, when we express gratitude, we testify about what we have experience, when we thank God openly and acknowledge what he has done for us, we proclaim a personal caring God to the world around us.
O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the people.