Daily Reflections

Paying Our Gratitude Accounts

November 30, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

I give thanks to my God for every remembrance of you. —Philippians 1:3

I’ve found that anything I fail to plan into my day usually doesn’t get done. If I don’t start the morning realizing something is a priority, my mind isn’t likely to remember it once the everyday pressures start squeezing everything else out of their way.

If expressing gratitude is to become a way of life for us, we can’t treat it as an optional exercise. If it never gets beyond our wish list, something we hope to get around to someday, it will remain a sweet intention but not a consistent practice.

So I want to encourage you to think of gratitude as being a debt you owe, the same way you’re called upon to pay your monthly bills. Make it a point today to make a phone call to thank a friend for the way she’s shown her concern for you during a difficult time. When the Lord opens a window of opportunity this evening, jot a quick thank-you note.

We all have gratitude accounts. There just aren’t many of us who keep them paid up.

Make it Personal

What gratitude debt do you need to pay today?