Day1~ Defined by Gratitude!

Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:12–17

I’ve often said that “gratitude is learning to recognize and express appreciation for the benefits we have received from God and from others.”
This means constantly being on the lookout for blessings, making each day a treasure hunt. It means being intentional about thanking God and others for the blessings that come our way.
Overall, how would you rate your “Gratitude Quotient”?
  • I look at the world through grateful eyes and consistently express my gratitude to God and others.
  • I know I’ve been greatly blessed, but I don’t often stop to actually express my gratitude to God and others.
  • To be honest, I had not thought a lot about gratitude until starting this challenge. I’ve got a long way to go to develop a lifestyle of gratitude.
  • I’m a whiner! I tend to focus on my problems and I frequently express them to others.
Ask the Lord to cultivate in you a more grateful heart over these next thirty days. If you have realized that your “Gratitude Quotient” is not what it should be, confess your ungrateful spirit to the Lord. Ask Him to forgive you and to transform you into a truly thankful person.
  1. Pray for a Grateful Heart
    Heavenly Father, I confess my Gratitude Quotient is not what it should be. Please forgive me for my hardened heart and blinded eyes. In the next thirty days, cultivate in me a grateful heart that eagerly praises You for every blessing. I choose to thank You now for all You will do! 


  1. I would say I am in the second category. The Lord has made me aware of many of my blessings but I hardly remember to express my thankfulness for them! Thank you for doing this; I can not do a consistent devotional in the next thirty days but I will try to keep the thought in mind and be conscious of How Christ has blessed me!

    1. You're welcome Christianna! I'm glad you are excited to start the challenge with me:)