Four Levels of Gratitude
Ephesians 5:20 – “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
There are four types of people.
There are those who are constantly complaining and grumbling. Have you met any of these folks? I mean, they can brighten up a room just by leaving it. That’s the lowest level.
Then there are others who live lives of ingratitude. They don’t complain, but they never thank God for His obvious blessings. That’s a little better, but not much better.
Then there are people who thank God for obvious blessings. When something good happens, they’re grateful. That’s a better level.
But the highest level is to be grateful for all things at all times. That is the secret of a happy and productive life.
Bow before the Lord and begin to think about difficult circumstances you’re facing. Now, thank Him for each one in light of James 1:2-4 which tells us: “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
Daybreak: Practicing the Presence of God
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