Dear Jesus

A thankful attitude opens windows of heaven. Spiritual blessings fall freely onto you through those openings into eternity.

Dear Jesus, 

I love the image of spiritual blessings falling upon me through heaven’s open windows. And all You require of me is to be thankful! That seems such an easy condition; yet I stumble over it almost every day of my life. Help me overcome my ungrateful attitude.

Beloved, I rejoice in your desire to become more grateful. Throughout the Bible I repeatedly command thankfulness because it is vital to your well-being. It is also crucial for a healthy relationship with Me, since I am your Creator, your Savior, your King. When you thank Me, you acknowledge your indebtedness to Me: how much I have done for you. This attitude brings Joy both to you and to Me.

Giving thanks is similar to priming a pump with water so that it will produce more water. Since thankfulness is one of the spiritual blessings I bestow on you, it will increase along with the others when you “prime” Me with thanksgiving.

Remember that I am the God of all grace. When you fail in your endeavor to be thankful, simply ask Me for forgiveness. As you freely receive this priceless gift—remembering what it cost Me—your gratitude will grow. Look up to Me, and see spiritual blessings cascading down on you through wide-open windows of heaven.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
~ Psalm 100:4 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. 
~ Ephesians 1:3 [NASB]

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
~ Colossians 4:2 

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you. 
~ Zechariah 9:9 [NKJV]

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