Day 28~ Gratitude Accounts!

Scripture Reading: Philippians 1:3–11

If expressing gratitude is to become a way of life for us, we can’t treat it as an optional exercise. If it never gets beyond our wish list, if it nestles down with all the other nice things we hope to get around to someday, the “someday” of gratitude will never roll around on our calendars.

So I want to encourage you to think of gratitude as being a debt you owe, the same way you’re called upon to pay your monthly bills. Start a list designated as “Gratitude Accounts,” specific listings of individuals to whom you owe a debt of thanks. By doing this, you can make it a point today to make a phone call just to thank a friend for the way she’s shown her concern for you during a difficult time. When the Lord opens a window of opportunity for you to jot a quick thank-you note this evening, you’ll have a ready-made list of people to choose from.


We all have gratitude accounts. There just aren’t many of us who keep them paid up. Make sure you’re becoming the type of person who stays current on your bill.

Pray for a Grateful Heart
Lord Jesus, teach me how to express thanks to You and others regularly so that my Gratitude Account doesn’t become overdue. I want to give what’s due to others, to encourage them and to remember that I am blessed by Your hand. Thank You! 

Life Application:

How many things we have to be thankful for that we don't even notice. I've noticed recently that the gratefulness I've given is only a fraction of the gratefulness I owe to others. I'm always reminded of this verse and song when I think about my need to express gratefulness. As I think about giving thanks, I see that it's more than just an outward expression of thanksgiving, it's a heart attitude of gratefulness, and trust in the Lord. It's a firm belief in the sovereignty of God, and the knowledge that no matter what happens in the future, I can be grateful, because I have a heart of gratefulness. God is so good that we cannot even begin to fathom the effects of His mercy. How can we help but thank Him when we realize how much he has spared us from?

 "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!" Romans 11:33

                                                                       "Thankful"


Somedays we forget
To look around us
Somedays we can't see
The joy that surrounds us
So caught up inside ourselves
We take when we should give.

So for tonight we pray for
What we know can be.
And on this day we hope for
What we still can't see.
It's up to us to be the change
And even though we all can still do more
There's so much to be thankful for.

Look beyond ourselves
There's so much sorrow
It's way too late to say
I'll cry tomorrow
Each of us must find our truth
It's so long overdue

So for tonight we pray for
What we know can be
And every day we hope for
What we still can't see
It's up to us to be the change
And even though we all can still do more
There's so much to be thankful for.

Even with our differences
There is a place we're all connected
Each of us can find each other's light

So for tonight we pray for
What we know can be
And on this day we hope for
What we still can't see
It's up to us to be the change
And even though this world needs so much more

There's so much to be thankful for



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