Promoting Word Study
There is this feeling of calmness, a humble thankfulness. A peace. A skip in your step. A smile on your face. You think of yourself and your happy that you existence. You are not in a rush to move. You find yourself staring out the window because the day is so beautiful. You feel like someone has given you a warm blanket on a cold day. One that was taken fresh out the dryer. It still has that fresh linen smell. You are not anxious for tomorrow, but you are excited for today. Not because you have anything special to do, but because you made it to this day, in this moment, right now.
You are so full that you can’t wait to give something away. You can’t wait to help someone. You want to talk with someone, not about events that have transpired. Not to complain. You want just want to be a part of someone’s life. You want to listen to their story like you are watching your favorite movie. You are not looking to compare lives or financial situations. You are not looking to talk about blessings or cursings, instead you just want to emanate love to them.
Gratitude; The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness (Google dictionary). I like that definition. It says gratitude returns graciousness willingly and expectantly. So how does gratitude get to the point of graciousness? Glad you asked. Let’s look at Psalm 40:9-10 ESV “I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord. I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation”. Just about everyone goes through something in life. However, most times we are vocal about the problem but not the resolution.