Psalm 51:7
“Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”
 
Dear friends, I look outside today and can’t help but see the beauty of God’s creation as His glory is reflected in what the Lord has made. When I take time to stop and reflect on His tender mercies towards me, my heart is filled with gratitude and a sense of awe wells up inside me. It is from there the wellspring of my heart gives thanks and praise to His name, acknowledging His goodness, mercy, and love that has no end. The birds filled the air with song, a quietness was upon the valley, and I could feel creation itself bowing down to His majesty and “giving thanks”.
 
As we think of what God has done for us, we are inwardly moved to gratitude. Outwardly, we speak thanks to God as we reflect on who He is and His mercies toward us. Gratitude and thanksgiving point to God‘s mercies, the heart is consciously grateful, and the soul gives expression to it through thanksgiving.  
 
E.M. Bounds writes: “Love is the child of gratitude and love grows as gratitude is felt.”   
 
Gratitude and thanksgiving give place to love. As love is given a place in our hearts our desire for the Lord grows. Love it self settles in and as love deepens passion for the Lord comes forth.”
 
Today, consider taking some time to reflect on the mercies of God, as gratitude is felt in your heart, express thanks to the Lord and let his amazing love wash over you and fill your heart.  
 
Blessings…….. ❤️ 
 
Read and Reflect on – Psalm 51, Ephesians 4:20-24   
 
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson