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Gratitude: An Attitude

We should always be thankful for what GOD has given us, and show Him thanksgiving (gratitude) for everything He's done for us. It's important to do this because it helps to deepen your relationship with GOD. You see GOD loves when you praise and worship Him and He's ready to rain down grace and blessing toward your life as a result.

Having a grateful attitude toward those that help you (GOD included) will help to deepen your relationship with that being (whether it be a friendship, love mate, parent, etc.).

A thankful heart is a defining characteristic of a godly person because it's an expression from GOD's presence within us. Our thanksgiving begins when we express and acknowledge that Christ alone is responsible for our salvation. He chose each of us before the world began (according to Ephesians 2: 8 ).

In Colossians 2:6-7, Paul teaches people about gratitude. Many lessons he gives are the following:

What does gratitude do for us? (Benefits)

Eight characteristics of grateful people

Scriptural references

Colossians 2:6-9
Philippians 4:6-7
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Luke 22:42
Romans 8:28-29
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Leviticus 22:29-31
1 John 6:37
1 John 14:3
Ephesians 1:4
Ephesians 2:8
Hebrews 9:27