1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV: In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

“An attitude of gratitude” is something many of us hope to achieve. How wonderful it would be to wake up each day with thanksgiving on our lips, praising God from a sincere heart for what He has done. And then to continue throughout the day with eyes that look for what God is doing in all things--good things or bad things--and to thank Him for all of it. “We thank You for this day…” Are we prepared to say this no matter what? As we look forward to a new day, can we, knowing that trials may come our way, say to Him, “Lord, no matter what, I thank You?” Can we look back at any typical day as a blessing from God? There is freedom in the kind of faith that recognizes that everything that comes into a child of God’s life is a blessing that God has allowed for His purpose. And there is a remarkable power when we thank God, praising Him in all things, and giving Him glory for the least to the greatest of things in our lives.