How to Be Grateful [1 Chronicles 16:34 Devotional]

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How to Be Grateful [1 Chronicles 16:34 Daily Devotional]

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”

1 Chronicles 16:34

We just had Thanksgiving, and it can be easy for us to save and use all of our gratitude for that week that’s focused on giving thanks. The truth is, though, that an attitude of thanksgiving is a requirement to live the full life God has called us to live. This verse hits on that perfectly. Since God’s love endures forever, there’s always something to be thankful for.

How to Be Grateful

A great way to apply this verse is by keeping a gratitude journal. If you don’t have one already, I encourage you to start it tonight! All you need to do is find some paper and a pen or use your favorite electronic device and write 1 to 3 things you’re grateful for today. Even writing just one thing can help shape your mental processes. Instead of looking at all the negative things and craziness in your life, you’ll start looking for things to be grateful for. I do this every night, and it totally shifts how I’ve gone about my days. I’m confident it will do the same for you.

Instead of bottling up all the gratitude you have just to share it on one American holiday, remind yourself of it every day through journaling.


Jesus, thank you for your love. I thank you that you are always present and always with me. Help me to recognize all the things I should be grateful for, and help me to write them all out so I can remember your goodness forever. It’s in your name I pray, amen.

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