A dear man of God, Pastor Wayne Cordeiro said, “Your attitude is the most important thing about you. It is more important than your education, more important than your past, more important than your looks, more important than your money, more important than anything!”
Our continuous attitude is the simple most important factor in all we say or do. And of all the attitudes, nothing is more critical than having an attitude of gratitude. The Word of God says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” It’s not what you’ve lost, it’s what you have left that counts!
Do you know that ingratitude is the most basic of sins? It opens the door to all other sins. This is made clear in Romans 1:21-22 which says, “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools…”
THEY DID NOT GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD. And then what follows is a downward spiral leading to degradation and destruction. But it began with an ungrateful heart! It’s not what we’ve lost, it’s what we have left that counts!
I’m glad we have one day a year, “Thanksgiving Day” to be reminded as to just how blessed and loved by God we truly are! The Word of God reveals how an attitude of gratitude is the key to releasing the supernatural power of God in our lives. Do you need a miracle in your life, your family, your business, your marriage, or in the lives of your children? The key is allowing and inviting the Holy Spirit to form in us “an attitude of gratitude!”
In the church I grew up in down in Southern California, I was always amazed at Charlie Craig and his sister Pearl. Both of them were in their 80’s. Pearl had never married so she could spend her entire life taking care of her brother Charlie. Charlie was totally blind and deaf…and joyful! He would hold his hands lightly over hers, as she would in sign language tell him the words of the hymns of worship we’d be singing or The Word of God my daddy was preaching. They were two of the happiest people I’ve ever known. They always had a smile and a hug especially for little kids.
They had found the secret to a happy life. CHRIST was their SUSTAINER and PROVIDER and they were THANKFUL! “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” It’s not what you’ve lost, it’s what you have left that counts!
This Thanksgiving 2015, we are filled with an attitude of gratitude to Jesus for all He has done and continues to do for us…and for all of you!