How to be Thankful: Consider the Upside

When our lives are out of focus, and we are unthankful, we must ask God to realign our focus 360 degrees: the downside, upside, inside, and outside. Let’s consider the upside. In stormy circumstances, it can and will get better. This is foresight that is hopeful. While in prison, Paul called those in Christ to […]


How to be Thankful: Look at the Downside

Have you ever thought about how to be thankful? When we are tempted to be ungrateful, we must ask God to realign our focus 360 degrees: the downside, upside, inside, and outside. First, we must look at the downside. Regardless of our circumstances, it could be worse. This is hindsight that is mindful. In a […]


How to be Thankful: Peter and the Wind

Are you anxious or thankful? The answer lies in the eyes of our hearts. An example of anxiety stemming from the focus of the eyes of the heart occurred with Jesus’ disciple Peter. During the late night as His disciples sailed on the Sea of Galilee to Gennesaret, Jesus had finished praying in solitude on […]


How to be Thankful: The Magnifying Glass

Do you ever focus on the negative at the expense of being thankful? The problem lies in the eyes of our hearts. Anxiety focuses on the negative, making it the antithesis of thanksgiving, which is a joyful attitude that occurs through prayer when our hearts are fully focused on God in Christ (Philippians 4:6). Anxiety […]