November is here…the month for grateful living and thankful hearts. It’s the time to reflect on the past year and its seasons of winter rest, spring preparations, summer growth and the culmination of it all with fall harvest…certainly a time to grab a grateful moment and express it.
“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” G. B. Stern
As sport teams finish a season…it is time to express gratefulness. No matter the win-loss score, coaches reflect on how the season has prepared each team member for their future. Grateful expressions from coaches along with parents, family, their fellow team-mates and friends are invaluable to an aspiring athlete. Just as important as being honored for their sport skill, athletes need to hone the skill of humbly expressing their gratefulness for the past accomplishments … it is the best preparation for future achievement.
UNEXPRESSED GRATEFULNESS IS LIKE…
WRAPPING A PRESENT AND THEN NOT GIVING IT!
Expressing our gratitude to God is a vital part of harvest. He revels in our gratefulness for we are His workmanship – created to reflect and honor Him. He knows our hearts but He loves to hear our voice.
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! … Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. Psalm 107:1-2
Sing your hearts out to God! Thank him to his face! Psalm 30:4 TM
If you are looking for contentment in life, begin your search with gratitude…first to your Creator and then to those around you. Remember…it is not contented people who are grateful - rather it is grateful people who are contented! So…
GRAB A GRATEFUL MOMENT AND EXPRESS IT!
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