Rick Warren Daily Devotional 4 June 2022 | Read Saturday Daily Hope Devotional By Rick Warren, June 4, 2022
Topic: The More Grateful You Are, the Happier You’ll Be
“Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.” Philippians 1:3 (NLT)
If you want to have healthy relationships, start with an attitude of gratitude. You will be far happier and enjoy your relationships more if you develop the habit of being grateful for the people in your life.
Philippians 1:3 says, “Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God” (NLT).
This simple truth is the foundation of good relationships.
When you think of the people in your life, is your first feeling gratitude? Or are you more likely to ask, “What do they need to do for me? What are our problems? What do we have to get done?” Your first thought may not be gratitude. But Paul’s first thought for his friends was one of gratitude, and it is the model we should follow if we want our relationships to last.
Here’s the problem: The longer you know someone, the more likely you are to take that person for granted. With the passage of time, it becomes easier to focus on that person’s faults and on the bad times instead of the happy times.
That’s why it takes effort on our part to choose to have an attitude of gratitude for the people in our lives. The longer our relationships last, the harder it may be to remember. But we experience an eternal impact on our relationships when we develop the habit of giving thanks to God when we think of our spouses, children, parents, siblings, neighbors, coworkers, and small group members.
Rick Warren Daily Devotional 4 June 2022 Daily Hope
Talk It Over
- What part of the planning process do you struggle with the most: writing down your steps, planning a schedule, or keeping deadlines? What can you do to grow in that area?
- Why do you think God honors good planning?
- Choose one goal that you have set for yourself. Take time today to write step-by-step plans for reaching the goal. Then assign a deadline date to each step and put those dates in your calendar.
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