A Grateful Heart

I've been thinking a lot over the last few days about having a grateful heart. And while there are times that we don't feel grateful I have found that if we just stop and reflect on all that God has done we can find many things to be thankful for. It comes down to a choice, I can choose to be grateful regardless of my circumstances or I can choose to have an ungrateful heart. To choose ungratefulness means that I am choosing to focus on self, which will lead down a path toward anger, discouragement and bitterness. To choose to have a grateful heart in all things mean to focus on God and all He has done, which leads to joy in spite of circumstances.

Now on to my list...
I am thankful for amazing GRACE so rich and free!

I am thankful that even during a time when I wasn't walking close to Him, God gave me a godly husband, who would love me unconditionally.

I am thankful for a God who redeems the years we've wasted.

I am thankful that God has never given up on me,but continually works to refine my heart.

I am thankful that God has provided so much just for our enjoyment, like the scent and vibrant color of flowers, the birds singing, the sound of ocean waves, the view from a mountain top, music, laughter, friends, a cool breeze in the summer heat, a hug, and so much more...

I am thankful for a beautiful daughter-in-law who desires to be a godly wife and mom.

I am thankful for those quite moments in the day when I can reflect on those things that God brings to my mind and heart.

I am thankful for a church family who is closer than family. A pastor who preaches the Truth of God's Word. A board of men who lead the church and stand on solid biblical truths.

If I sat here long enough I could think of so much more, but I must get on with my day. I pray that I will walk today with a grateful heart in all things.

For more thankful hearts please visit Iris at Sting my Heart.


  1. Your list is very inspiring! Thank you sharing it with all of us. You are blessed to have a wonderful daughter-in-law who loves the Lord. I hope I will have daughters-in-law who also love the Lord and desire to serve Him!

    Thank you for visiting my blog today, I'm glad you did. :)

  2. Wonderful thankful list! I was just telling my sons the gal you marry better.......never saying love the Lord first! Thanks for reminding me what is most important.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I was uplifted by your thoughts that you included on your blog.

  4. Yep amen, may I walk with a grateful heart, too. Blessings...

  5. What a beautiful list Sharon. I, too, am thankful for a God who can take the messes I've made and somehow redeem them; who loves Me in spite of my unworthiness.
    Thank you for sharing your sweet, thankful heart.

  6. What a precious thankful list, bless you dear.

  7. I enjoyed your list. Isn't it great, that we have so much to be thankful for, when we feel like we do not have much? I love sitting down and being thankful. It always improves my mood. Then to top it off, I get to go to other blogs and read what they are thankful for. It is such a blessing.

  8. Amen about God being able to redeem the years we've wasted! Have a great weekend!

  9. Sharon - it is so true - we can make a choice every single day to be grateful and focuos on the good things rather than focusing on self.
    It is so wonderful to read that your daughter-in-law is desiring to be a godly wife and mom :)

    Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this past week.

    Blessings to you and yours.


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