Jan 25, 2013

Giving Thanks: A Daily Recalibration

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1.

Life has a way of dominating our perspectives, our attitudes, and our outlook.

That's the reason why it's good and right for us to set aside time to recalibrate our outlook and perspective on a daily basis. Just as a watch goes off true time a little bit each day, our perspectives and outlook does the same.

The hustle and bustle of everyday life, the stresses and the business of everyday living, and the monotony of daily routines take us off center a little bit each day.

Each day, we need time to get re-calibrated and re-centered. We, who are children of the living God. We, who have been saved by the costly blood of Jesus Christ, are to live life as if we are God's children  and as if God has paid the ultimate price for our future.

There ought to be something viscerally different about us than those who do not know God this way.

And one of the ways we can do that is to start each day with thanksgiving and to end each day giving thanks. Take a few moments at the beginning and the end of each day to give God thanks. See what happens.

I do by journaling every morning and praying before going to bed every night.

Try this for the next three weeks and see if your perspective and outlook doesn't change considerably.

You'll never look back. 

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