We need to learn the secret of having an attitude filled with gratitude. We live in a day when people are not content with what they are and what they have. The most common words used by some people are, “If only.” They sit around and say, “if only I was thinner, if only I was richer, if only the kids would come, if only the kids would go.” They live in the world of, “if only.” In Philippians 4:6 the Apostle Paul says that we need to pray with thanksgiving. Many times our prayers go like this, “Lord please give me, Lord please help me and Lord please show me.” There are two words that should be added to those prayers. They are the words, “with Thanksgiving.” The issue with so many American Christians is that they are not content. The Apostle Paul speaks of contentment in Philippians 4:11-13, “Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Paul states that he has learned the secret. He doesn’t say he learned the principle or truth. Living in gratitude is a secret to most Christians. Let me make a list of what you should be grateful for.
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