Day 23: January 28th, 2019
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.|1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
graced with POWER
Prayer focus: Weather
Every now and then, life presents us with the opportunity to cultivate a grateful heart. A moment when we are suddenly aware that we have much to be thankful for and that we haven't been thankful at all. A moment when the phrase 'spoilt-brat' comes to mind.
Sometimes we shake it off. Other times, with the best intentions, we realign our perspective, only to find it soon slipping away again.
Why do we fail to maintain a grateful heart when we try so hard?
Perhaps the answer lies in the question itself.
Perhaps it is because we try.
A Spirit-led life is one characterised by responding to the Holy Spirit's prompting. It can be as simple as encouraging someone when we feel that 'nudge' in our spirit. When we live empowered beyond our human limitations in this way, we can not help but be astounded by God's grace, wondering: How can it be that Almighty God chooses to be intimately involved in my life, prompting me by His Spirit? It is too much.
And we find that over time, the Spirit -led life shapes us into someone who is genuinely grateful and doesn't take life for granted. To be that kind person who makes people want to get right up close and ask 'why?'
Today, share with someone the daily things you are grateful for and the work of God in your life.