Have we become Christian woman who have lost sight of gratitude because of the darkness around us?
I don’t know that we ever intentionally become ungrateful, it happens over time. When our pace becomes too much, when the world around us looks so hopeless…that seems to be the time when we need to express the most gratitude but instead we find ourselves pointing out the darkness.
Truthfully our response should be the opposite…the darkness of the world around us should prompt us to look for moments of gratitude. It should send us on an all-out search for what we are truly grateful for. It’s a reminder in the places of our lives that look dark, that there is more light than we realize. There is more truth than we realize and there is more goodness than meets the eye.
The enemy wants for us to miss the good, miss the joy, miss the small moments. He wants the darkness to drown out everything else.
Embracing God’s pace is wrapping your life with gratitude, even what seems minor and small is a moment of light we should be grateful for. Over time you will realize that the daily gratitude will drown out the overwhelming darkness and push the enemy back from messing with your day.
Ideas on how to express gratitude:
-Gratitude journal devoted to simply listing the things in your life you are grateful for. (Free Printable Journal Prompts)
-Every morning, begin by showering God with gratitude.
-Write out verses about praise and thankfulness…keep them close by written on notecards for easy reminders.