How can we focus more on Christ?
We’ve read about the studies done by researchers and universities about thankfulness. A person with a thankful heart will sleep better at night, tends to live life in a better mood, and is healthier and has less inflammation in their bodies. The quality of life is just better for someone with a thankful heart.
That makes perfect sense since the Bible teaches us about having a thankful heart.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
How can we grow a thankful heart?
*Keep a gratitude journal, write every day, and reflect on the things written. Count those blessings, no matter how small.
*Thank God all the time. Let’s start saying “Thank you, Jesus” randomly throughout the day. Even when things get bad. Just say the words, “Thank you, Jesus.”
*Just ask God for a thankful heart. It’s that simple.
And I will give you a new heart,
and I will put a new spirit in you.
I will take out your stony, stubborn heart
and give you a tender, responsive heart.
Thank you, Jesus!