By Michael M. Cook
While many people believe God is real, many also believe He is only “watching them from a distance” and has no real desire to know them personally.
Actually, God is very interested in you and desires for you to have a personal and meaningful relationship with Him.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God! They are innumerable! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the gains of sand! Psalm 139: 17-18b
‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the LORD. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’ Jeremiah 29:11
God showed how much He loved us be sending His only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. 1 John 4:9
By the world’s standards, we each have a life of incredible blessing, and the Lord is aware of the reading on our “Gratitude Meters”. He knows you, knows what He’s done for you, and has a clear reading of your thankfulness right now. God is very aware of your heart response to His grace.
When you choose an attitude of gratitude toward the Lord, something changes in your life. Thankfulness leads to wellness at a deeper level.
Celebrating “the gift of Jesus” provides your faith the opportunity to grow. Faith grows in the soil of thankfulness.