Something I need to learn how to do is rejoice (Zephaniah 3:14). There are many instances in the Bible that begin with 'Rejoice!', among which I read this morning. I equate that word with 'Cheer up! You have much to be thankful for!' Is that true in my life? Do I have much to be thankful for? Of course!
My God supplies all that I have, provides me with love and grace. He has saved me from spiritual death. So why does it seem so hard to 'give thanks' and 'rejoice'?
Last night, Jake said something along the lines of, "We get so used to not being thankful that it seems to catch us off guard when we realize that we don't have it so bad after all." (At least, he said something like that)
But it's true. We train ourselves to look for things that make us unhappy in life. But why? It only leads to more stress and negativity.
I've decided to let God train me into being a more thankful person. I'm going to try to write down at least one note of praise and thankfulness every day. I'm sure I could do more, but you've got to start somewhere, right?