Do you know the difference between ordinary and extraordinary gratitude?
The Thanksgiving holiday is pleasant but not life-changing. It’s about being grateful for all the good that has come to us, but there’s another kind of gratitude that is transforming.
If you have an intimate relationship with God and know what he has done for you on the cross, you are grateful in all times, good and bad. The Apostle Paul said, “Whatever you do, whether in speech or action, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus and give thanks.” Colossians 3:17
When we are grateful in all, then we have our priorities right. It means we know God is with us at all times and never leaves us. It’s a sign of a healthy faith.
For you to feel grateful when life doesn’t make sense or when it is painful, and for you to trust more in the one you cannot see than in what you can see, are true signs of a transformed life. When you develop that kind of gratitude, you begin to experience a life transformed by the indwelling Spirit of Jesus.
Try it. You’ll never go back.