O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee……..
Psalm 63:1 starts out with that exhortation from God. Strong’s Concordance translates “early” in Psalm 63:1, in part as, “Diligently seek; early in the morning.”
So what are your first thought upon arising? What do you think of as soon as your eyes open? Is it your work day, problems with kids, finances, relationships? The list can go on and on. Or, is your first thought about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and what He has done for you?
Ephesians 5:20 says, “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;” What a wonderful way to start each day ALWAYS thanking God for ALL things. Being thankful and being grateful go hand- in-hand. In Webster’s Dictionary they are synonymous. So starting out each day with gratefulness sounds like the way to go. Thanking God for what you have and His position in your life.
Journal your gratefulness every morning, asking two questions. “What am I grateful for today?” And, “What could I be grateful for today?” It is well documented that an attitude of gratefulness is very beneficial to your life (Google it). Waking up thanking God for what He has done in your life and what you have as a result of Him is the best way to start your day.
Col.3:17 says, “And whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” I think word or deed covers about everything. It puts you in the right frame of mind for facing each day, thanking God for what you have.
So, one of the things we are grateful for each day is the Gratefulness Journal exercise available to us through MarriageMentorsUnited.
You can order a Gratefulness Journal here: Gratefulness Journal