Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. (Psalms 100:4 NLT)
Thanksgiving is a revelational concept to get hold of in your life. While you can’t always control your circumstances you can actually control your reaction and responses to them. Our choices and responses actually help form our attitude, and our attitude determines our outlook on life. Go to a third world country where the citizens face death daily, have hardly any possessions and don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and you find some of the happiest people you’ll ever come across! Happiness doesn’t come from an external source but their determination to live in hope and to be grateful for what they do have. Ps 16:11 says “in His presence is fullness of joy…” So shouldn’t we be full of joy all the time since He is always present with us? Actually we unlock our perception of His presence through thanksgiving. Ps 100:4 says “enter His gates with thanksgiving and enter His courts with praise…” It’s when we choose to be thankful that His presence becomes apparent and joy abounds! Today, count 100 things in your life that you can be thankful for, from the breath in your lungs to the blessing of family to the next meal you’ll have. Do that and it will be very hard to remain unhappy! God bless you - have a brilliant day!
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