Dear Jesus

The secret of being thankful is learning to see everything from My perspective. My world is your classroom. My Word is a lamp to your feet and a light for your path.

Dear Jesus,

I know from experience that days when I’m thankful tend to be times of blessing. Sometimes it’s easy to be grateful—when I wake up on the right side of the bed and encounter no major problems. At other times, thankfulness feels as unreachable as the stars. That’s when I need a perspective-lift: helping me see things from Your viewpoint.

Beloved, I delight in lifting your perspective. That’s why I ventured into your world as an infant, even though I knew the price I would pay. My motivation was to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison, and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness. When you are feeling thankless, ask Me to open your eyes and release you from the dark dungeon of ungratefulness.

You live in an age of entitlement, so you need to counteract the barrage of propaganda proclaiming you deserve more. One way to lean against such lies is to jot down each day some things for which you are thankful. This helps you focus on blessings in your life, rather than on things you want but do not have.

It is crucial to saturate your mind with Scripture: reading it, pondering it, memorizing portions of it. This can help you see things from My infinitely wise perspective. My Word is sharper than any double-edged sword; I use it to perform spiritual surgery on the thoughts and attitudes of your heart. As Scripture lights up your perspective and your path, I set you free from the prison of ingratitude. Thus I release you to enjoy the pleasures of a thankful heart.

To open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.

[Isaiah 42:7]

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

[Psalm 119:105]

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

[Hebrews 4:12]

~ Sarah Young ~

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