Appreciation - 365 Questions for a Woman's Soul

appreciation - Why is it important to appreciate the little things in life?

It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to the Most High. It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening.

Psalm 92:1-2

Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy.

Philippians 1:3-4

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.

1 Chronicles 16:34

ONE OF THE BEST WAYS to experience God is to notice and appreciate the little things around us. Turning our focus outward helps us see many things to be thankful for. Rather than saying, “I wish,” we can try saying, “I’m thankful.” We cultivate appreciative hearts by giving thanks both regularly and spontaneously. This kind of attitude helps to keep life’s disappointments from blinding us to what God is doing in the here and now. Every moment is an opportunity to see God’s provision and presence.

Prayer Prompts

Lord, something small I am thankful for today is . . .

Your Word also reminds me to thank you because you are . . .

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