“I love rocks-they have a deep beauty, ever changing in the sun and the rain. Rocks are formed under great pressure and polished by an abrasive process. What most folks would rather avoid-pressure and abrasion-are the very things that often reveal real beauty. God said we are to be thankful for our trials for they make us as fine as gold. He also said to give thanks for everything, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (I Thessalonians 5:18)
From the time you awake until you fall asleep SEARCH for those things you can appreciate….Ask the Holy Spirit ‘What will You teach me in this situation?’ Ask yourself ‘What am I taking for granted?’
This Attitude of Gratitude approach came from a deep need to be on top of circumstances and not under them. My experience with this makes me certain I’d rather live a relationship with a living, loving God through Christ than anything I have experienced.”
Herbert J. Olson
An attitude of gratitude….yes, Lord, work that into my every waking moment!