And be thankful …. as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:15-16
Gratitude and thanksgiving to God stand opposed to our murmuring and complaints about our situation. Gratitude and murmuring never abide in the same heart at the same time. An unappreciative spirit has no standing beside gratitude and praise.
True prayer banishes complaining and promotes gratitude and thanksgiving. Dissatisfaction at one’s lot, and a disposition to be discontented with things that comes to us in the providence of God, are foes to gratitude and enemies to thanksgiving.
Lord God, I don’t want dissatisfaction to stand in the way of being grateful and giving thanks to You. Please grant me an appreciative and content spirit. Amen