Inspirational Spiritual Guidance

How Can You Have The Gifts Of Gratitude?

Be Grateful, Be Blessed!!!

Gifts Of Gratitude

The power of the gifts of gratitude is to fill your heart with gratitude, and happiness will come to you! Being graceful or showing gratitude can help people feel more positive and improve their health. Before I go bed every night I write down three things I am grateful that happen that day in my gratitude journal.

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What Does the Gifts of Gratitude Mean?

According to the dictionary Gratitude means thanks and appreciation. Gratitude, which rhymes with “attitude,” comes from the Latin word gratus, which means “thankful, pleasing.” When you feel gratitude, you’re pleased by what someone did for you and also pleased by the results. It is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

Does Everyone Have the Gifts of Gratitude?

Is Gratitude A Gift From God?

Not everyone has the gifts of gratitude, some people will be born with it while others will experience it through trauma or bad life experience. Some people may never experience gratitude in life.

Gratitude is a special gift given to us by God. Gratitude is fundamentally about not taking things for granted. It is being thankful for what we have and receive. Expressing gratitude is beneficial to us even if God is not involved. It is very important that you should seek spiritual guidance in order to receive the gifts of gratitude in your life.

Is Gratitude Really Worth Having?

Sometimes in life you complain about things you don’t have, when in reality you should be grateful for what you already have? You might not have the car you want but its works. It will get you from point A to point B. However, there are those who do not like their jobs or doesn’t want to work at their jobs.

As a result, you should be graceful you have a job. There are some people who do not have a job, are praying and asking God to help them find a job. In fact, there over a hundred thousands people in the world that are unemployed right now.

Be Grateful For What You Have Already

Trust me I understand I have been there but work that job until you able to find a better one. In fact, you should go to work with a joyful heart. Realize that is not your final destination God has something greater for you. Overall, most people should practice having the gifts of gratitude in their lives.

Or you might not have a house or the house you want but be graceful you have a roof over your head. There are many people in the Untied States alone that are living in their cars or living on the streets in dangerous conditions. Look around you, you will simply see many homeless people on the side of the road holding up signs for money or food.

Statistics shows as stated in the Homeless Facts America, “There are more than 552,830 Americans that are homeless and needlessly suffering. It is sad to say that 1 in every 588 Americans is homeless. With around half a million individuals living in a state of homelessness. Despite being one of the wealthiest nations on the planet. The United States struggles with a high level of poverty and homelessness.

Bible Verses About Generosity, Contentment & Giving

  • More blessed to give than receive – Acts 20:35
  • Give and it will be given to you – Luke 6:38
  • The righteous eat to their heart’s content – Proverbs 13:25
  • A generous man will be blessed – Proverbs 22:9
  • Support those who teach the word – Galatians 6:6
  • Sow generously and reap generously – 2 Corinthians 9:6
  • I was hungry and you gave me something to eat – Matthew 25:35-40
  • Godliness with contentment is great gain – 1 Timothy 6:6
  • Content with your pay – Luke 3:14
  • Be content with what you have – Hebrews 13:5
  • I have learned to be content – Philippians 4:11
  • Everything we have and give comes from God – 1 Chronicles 29:11-17
  • Rich in all things, generous on all occasions – 2 Corinthians 9:11
  • God loves a cheerful giver – 2 Corinthians 9:7
  • Excel in the grace of giving – 2 Corinthians 8:7

What Happens When You Show Gratitude?

The interpersonal sharing of gratitude illuminates the gifts of connection, love, compassion and acceptance. Gratitude as an attitude is flexible. We can consciously cultivate gratitude at any moment, even in the midst of suffering. In doing so the experience of gratitude can create a sense of meaning and purpose.

When you show gratitude, great things will come to you, it’s like when people say when you are thankful for what you already have more blessings will come into your life. That’s what happens when you show gratitude. That is the true meaning of the gifts of gratitude!

About Author

Christy Sanderson, the charismatic yet virtuous award-winning author, entrepreneur, public speaker, and founder of Glory Nation, is helping women find a purpose in life and get closer to Jesus Christ. She is a woman of God who has devoted her life in the service of the first six letters of her name, Christ, the Almighty.

Glory Nation is led by the mighty spiritual and inspirational disciple of God — Christy Sanderson.

Christy Sanderson is an Award Winning Author, Award Winning Entrepreneur of the year, and Public Speaker. She has a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education, Master's in Special Education and she is an Educator!!! She has authored five other books, Woman of God Who Did God Create You To Be, From Nothing into the Woman of God: Spiritual Life, Woman of God Stop Looking for Love, God's Kingdom: Spiritual & Wealth Motivation and From Nothing into the Woman of God part 2. Christy has been featured on the cover of UBAWA Magazine, and several radio interviews. She was once a Co-Host on the Digital Breeze radio show in Atlanta, Georgia. At the young age of 23, Christy fully committed herself to God, letting Him take total control of her life, and started her own ministry, Glory Nation. Her life purpose is to experience and share God's Glory, to fulfill God's promises, and to help others become closer to Jesus Christ to find their life purpose.

(15) Comments

  1. I loved reading this. In fact, I feel I was meant to read it. This is a very important concept for me, as I was talking on my Instagram last year about how daily and sincere gratitude literally changed my life. “We can consciously cultivate gratitude at any moment, even in the midst of suffering” is a powerful line and such an important, yet challenging, thing to remember. But when we learn to practice gratitude through all seasons and moments, it makes such a difference!

    1. Hello Amanda! Thank you so much for the thoughtful comment! When you learn to practice gratitude it does makes a difference in life, God bless you!!!

  2. Kathryn says:

    “Gratitude is fundamentally about not taking things for granted” yes it is. It makes me wonder why so many of us can’t realize how much we have in our lives? We can’t say it anymore? Have we gotten so blind to the truth? Life is so much more than just money. Money is nice to have but loved ones and their love is more important, the feeling of a job well done or helping someone else just for the sake of it – all these are so much more important than money.

    1. Hello Kathryn! I do agree that gratitude is more important than money. It is very important to help others and that will make you feel so much better in life.

  3. Ana says:

    Whenever I feel down about my situation I like to remind myself that others are living through horrible conditions, without food or proper, clean water. Others don’t have a roof over their heads. Knowing this, how can I complain?

    1. Hello Ana! That is so true! You should not complain because some people are in a worst situation than you are. It’s very important to live a life of gratitude and be thankful for what you already have.

  4. Mckenna says:

    If I feel bad at work or feel that it’s not what I am supposed to be doing, I just remind myself that I can’t do something better by acting worse. Meaning if I am sad, my work will suffer. I need to go into a positive mindset and do a great job so that I can be entitled to receive something better from God.

    1. Hello Mckenna! I love your thoughts, God has something better for you. I pray that you will find a better job and God has something better for you.

    2. Camille says:

      WOW! That’s so nicely put! I absolutely love it and I’m going to steal it for myself. Unfortunately that’s exactly what I have been doing (being sad and doing poor work) and didn’t even realize what I was doing.

      1. Hello Camille! I’m so glad you finally got it.

  5. Lucia says:

    552,830 Americans are homeless. So sad to hear :(. That’s such an incredibly huge number and in such a wealthy country. Can’t we do something to decrease this number?

    1. Cecilia says:

      I think we all need to come together and help those people become homeowners again. Maybe we could start building some little houses they could live in? And then get them jobs and help them find some kind of work? I’m certain these people have gifts and things they know how to do so why not put them to good use?

    2. Hello Lucia! There different programs in American where you can help the homeless or donate things to them. But unfortunately some people choose to be homeless or some have metal issues, drugs or substances abuse so they don’t want to be helped. Not all people who are homeless have theses problems, but the only thing you can do is to pray for them.

  6. Lola says:

    It all starts with being grateful. Being grateful you exist and realizing that you are here for a reason. Your life is for finding that reason and for doing the things you love doing. You are here to experiment, to live, to love and to learn.

    1. Hello Lola! I love your way of thinking!!! You are here to live, learn and love.

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