31 Day Gratitude Challenge: Be more thankful for what you have.

In this busy day-in-age sometimes we forget to stop for a few moments and just be thankful. It’s so easy to be swept up into our schedules that we even forget to say a simple thank you to the clerk at the grocery store. Just yesterday, I popped into the grocery for one of those rotisserie chickens for a quick and easy dinner. As I was checking out, the clerk seemed quite curt. When I made a point to look her in the eye and say, “thank you,” there was a change in the tone of her voice as she replied, “thank you,” as well. Now it probably wasn’t life changing at all, but that ever-so-slight change in her tone told me that my actions had made some sort of difference for her. It also made a big difference for me. Just by that small act of gratitude, I felt better!

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I feel this way after praising the Lord and giving thanks for the things he has done in my life as well. Many times when I am struggling with something or I’m just having a bad day, a worship song will pop into my head. Just by singing the lyrics to myself (to my God) lifts my spirits.
I know how difficult this can be in the midst of this world, not just because we are busy, but because of the struggles we are all facing. Many times we can’t even see God through the haze, clouded by our struggles, but we know He is there. When we can find it within ourselves to praise God and be thankful in every circumstance, He will fortify us and prepare our hearts for future struggles.
When David was in the Judean desert, fleeing for his life, he found refuge in the Lord and he sang praises and thanksgiving to God.

Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,

Psalm 63:3-5

Could you imagine? If only our faith was as resilient as David’s. So often our 1st world problems seems so big that we can’t overcome them. But David needed water! He needed food! And yet he still gave thanks to the Lord!

31 Day Gratitude Challenge

As we come into this season of Thanksgiving, I want to challenge you. The challenge is simple, starting on October 23rd, leading up to Thanksgiving (31 days) you will journal about the things you are thankful for. That’s it! I’ll be sharing some of my entries here, at prosperinfaith.com.

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12 thoughts on “31 Day Gratitude Challenge: Be more thankful for what you have.”

  1. I usually take the month of November to do this gratitude challenge. It really is a perspective changer. We have so much to be thankful for and we overlook it every day.

  2. Thank you for this reminder to always be thankful. No matter how needy we may be, there’s always something to be thankful for. God bless you richly in Jesus’ name.

  3. I’m in! I have a journal with the intention of writing every day but it’s more like once or twice a week.

    Definitely could use some time to put things in perspective on a daily basis!

  4. Awesome challenge! Thank you for your heart of gratitude. Gratitude is a choice. It’s reflecting God’s love even in the challenging times. May the Lord richly bless you! Karen

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