It’s meant to be as natural as our breath.
Gratitude should be as common as inhaling and exhaling.
But our flesh rankles against such.
Our pain stings us into discontent.
Therefore with purpose and persistence one can gain the art of gratitude.
Thankful daily praise.
Psalm 7:17 NKJV “I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.”
Even in the names of God we can find praise.
“And He said, ‘Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.'” Mark 14:36 NKJV
Here we see Jesus using the name Abba.
This is a partial quote from Easton Bible Dictionary from the Blue Letter Bible App.
This Syriac or Chaldee word is found three times in the New Testament, and in each case is followed by its Greek equivalent, which is translated “father.” It is a term expressing warm affection and filial confidence.
We can thank God for being a Father to us.
In Exodus we gain another point of gratitude.
And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”
Exodus 3:14 NKJV
The very security of Who God is shall always be worthy of our praise.
And this is only the beginning.
Psalm 19:1 KJV — To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Let us join with the host of heaven and declare the glory of God.
Let our hearts be lifted in worship.
Let our words be praise and thanksgiving to God Most High.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for being worthy of all our praise. Please help gratitude and thankfulness to become as common as breathing. Lord Jesus, let it replace fear and stress and worry. Thank You for all You have done, all You are doing and all You will do. May my heart ever praise You!