My degree of experienced thankfulness is one of the key heart-metrics in my spiritual journey.
Usually when I am ungrateful it is because circumstances or relationships are letting me down, and I have begun descent into personal anger or feeling sorry for myself. Fear also feeds my ungratefulness, inasmuch as my discomfort or even dread (a continuum) assault my state of well-being, eroding my hope.
Experiencing a thankful heart is also totally tied into the people I love and the degree of perspective I am gaining from time spent talking and listening to God. When God is not a priority, I am distracted and/or consumed by lesser things – even though these things may be pressing regarding my perceptions, and weighs on my ability to hope.
Today Burnadette and I are pausing to “count our blessings” and do a stress test on our level of hopeful gratefulness. We think you will be stimulated to once again gather “cups of gratefulness” from the ever-moving river of time.
“We give You thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who were, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign.” – Revelation 11:17
Here’s to your satisfied mind, friend. We’re with you!
Dave & Burnadette