Day 4 Gratitude Practice: A Different Response

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This is the FOURTH in a 15-day gratitude devotional post.  Each day a new devotional is short enough to be done in 5 minutes and will be posted along with a journal prompt. Want them all now?  Download the FREE gratitude journal workbook below.

“For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive,
disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,”
2 Timothy 3:2 (ESV)


Do you have a grateful outlook?

When times are tough, being grateful might seem like the last thing you want to do. But that is why we are cultivating a gratitude practice now so that giving thanks comes as easy and effortlessly as breathing.

We do not want gratitude to be something that we check off our ‘to-do’ list.  We don’t want to do it simply because it’s the right thing to do.

While it can be challenging, especially now with a global pandemic and the news constantly showing us scary images, being grateful can be the armor we need to build resilience.

In 2 Timothy, we read that one of the signs of the last days is ungratefulness. Certainly, it is easy to
read all that and think things are hopeless.

But for those who love God, there is always hope. We have been set apart and are called to be against the grain. When others are not thankful, we should be. Not simply because we should be different, but because we have been given so much. We have been purchased at a high cost. Nothing can snatch us from the Father’s hand.

That is worth thanking and praising the Lord for.

Remind yourself of your practice with this Gratitude rock.

Journal prompt:

  1. Who are you going to share your gratitude with today?  Write it down as well as how you are going to do it.

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