©Jeanne E Webster
Satan has an assortment of seeds all ready to be sown into the human heart. Learning that seeds of discouragement would grow anywhere, he build a barn to keep them in, knowing full well the only place they would never grow was in the heart of a grateful person. Gratitude has an attitude about it. Within the heart, it removes external darkness. The nights seem long; the days drag by. But gratitude brings the dawn and the days fly by.
Are you aching with pain and all bent up?
Try a little singing and praying.
Are you lonesome and feeling blue?
Try a little confessing of sins.
Are you getting older and not able to work?
Try some reading and writing.
Are you addled in heart and spirit?
Remember who you are, child of God.
Are you bitter and grieving inside?
Reach out and touch someone today.
How can we modify our attitude of gratitude? Well…
Sing, read and write, believe
Praise, forgive, confess or think
Love, meditate, care and call
Speak, hug, caress and feel
Embrace, touch, adore and delight
Adore, agree, bear and
Ask, balance, bless, and pray
An old spiritual song has helped me out of many a doldrums, His Eye is on the Sparrow. Why should we be discouraged? Why should the shadows fly? Why does my heart feel weary? Satan has been sowing those seeds of discouragement. Gratitude is the best and quickest remedy to brighten your outlook and spirit. Try it; you might like it!
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.