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The Upper Room Devotional 3rd August 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 3rd August 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 3rd August 2022

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional For Today 3 August 2022A Grateful Heart By Dianne Bradford (Auckland, New Zealand)

TOPIC: A Grateful Heart

Dianne Bradford (Auckland, New Zealand)

TODAY’S READING

Psalm 92:1-4

KEY VERSE: I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. – Psalm 9:1 (NRSV)

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MESSAGE

Returning to work after five weeks of being in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic had me grumbling and complaining. The thought of having to wake up early each morning, drive to work, and spend eight hours a day at my desk was making me feel disgruntled and irritated.

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It was during one of my many moments of grumbling that I remembered that as a Christian I’m called to give thanks to the Lord in every situation, regardless of how I feel. But that’s difficult to do. So, here’s what I decided: Every time I was about to say, “I don’t want to go back to work,” I replaced it with, “I’m thankful that I have work.”

Every time I was about to say, “I don’t want to wake up early,” I replaced it with, “I’m thankful I have a bed to sleep in.” Wow! What a difference that made! Throughout the week my “attitude of gratitude” changed my mindset and my perspective toward returning to work. Remarkably, my feelings eventually aligned with what I was saying.

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When we find ourselves complaining, we can find something we are thankful for and express our gratitude to God. When we do, our lives can be transformed by living with a grateful heart.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

What a difference gratitude to God can make!

TODAY’S PRAYER

O Lord, change our hearts, and help us to be more thankful to you in all situations. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS

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