5 Ways Gratitude Brings Us Closer To God


Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. ~1 Thessalonians 5:18

The most important ingredient for being your happiest, is to have a grateful heart. Gratitude opens doors to endless possibilities.  If you can be grateful now for what you have though it is not as much as you’d like, the universe will be more generous with you.

Gratitude does wonders in your life.  Here’s 5 Ways Gratitude Blesses Your Life

Gratitude Makes you happier

When you are thankful even for little things, you rid yourself of the stress and worries of not having enough.  You become more optimistic.  Have you ever met a sad grateful person?  How about a happy ingrate?  Neither have I.

Gratitude Makes you Believe

Gratitude makes you anticipate for more.  You know that you have been provided with your needs yesterday and today so there is no way that you will not receive providence tomorrow and the days to come. You have seen God work in your life and have no doubt He will continue to do so.

Gratitude makes you more generous

Generosity opens your palm so you could be ready to receive more.  When you are grateful for what you receive, you will be bursting with gratitude that you cannot help but share it to the world.

Sharing what you have whether it is time, talent, or treasure is like declaring to the universe that you want more. Once it sees that you have emptied yourself when you give to others, it will find a way to fill you up again.

So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)

Gratitude attracts the right people

Negative people can’t stand a happy environment.  They resist the cheerfulness in the air.  They either become drawn to you and want to change or run away from you because you seem to shine too brightly for them.

That is good news!  You would not want to be surrounded with negativity anyway.

So stay grateful and grateful and cheerful people will be drawn to you.

Too Blessed to Be stressed

A grateful person is a healthy person.  Studies show that a dose of gratitude can boost your health!

Robert Emmons, a psychology professor at the University of California at Davis has found that those who practice attitude of gratitude experience many health benefits.

As it removes stress from your body, you become less prone to stress-induced conditions such as migraine and heart attack.  It boosts your immune system.

Patients who undergo surgery have better outcome when they maintain an attitude of gratitude.

You can never go wrong with gratitude.  You lose nothing and yet you gain a lot in the process.

As we enter into the new year, may you keep an attitude of gratitude in your heart burning all year long.