With so much sin and brokenness in the world, if we’re not careful, we can develop a pessimistic view on life.
The truth is – each day we are alive is a gift from God, and He has called us to steward our time well.
Candace Cameron Bure has challenged folks to participate in a ‘Gratitude Challenge’ that will change your life – and we’re all in. And we’d love for you to join us too – here’s what you need to know.
Gratitude might seem like something small, but it isn’t.
As Proverbs wisely tells us, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22
If we only focus on the negative and bad things in life and are known as one who grumbles and complains – it will dim our bright light we have through Jesus and hurt our witness to others.
Plus, it will give the enemy a foothold and cause us to doubt the goodness of God.
That’s not to say we should be “fake” or ignore the pain in our lives.
But as Candace Cameron Bure said:
“When we choose to think about what we are thankful for, it changes our hearts, our minds and how we engage with the world. I hope that as you spend a little time every day thinking about the blessings in your life, no matter how big or small, you will find the strength to face the challenges that come your way.”
If you post on social media – instead of always sharing the latest tragedy or frustration with surging gas prices or other woes – consider posting something you are grateful for.
It could be something as small as enjoying a hot cup of coffee with a friend – or more meaningful such as the healing of an illness, or the love from your spouse.
And of course – as Christians, let us not forget to express gratitude for the greatest gift of all.
When explaining the challenge, Candace Cameron Bure shared her thankfulness of Jesus – and how He is in control of it all.
The Christian Post reported:
“The professing Christian testified, “I am grateful for God, Lord Jesus Christ, who’s in control of all of it.”
“I’m grateful that He’s already given all of us and me the ability to be justified before Him and be sanctified throughout the process of my life and that He redeems it all at the end,” she said.”
We are excited to join the Gratitude Challenge and ask that you join us too!
What are you grateful for today?
How can you share gratitude with those around you?
You can post your answers on our Facebook page and see what others are thankful for too.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-17
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