5 Benefits of Gratitude
Did you know that there are massive benefits of living with a grateful attitude? Here are just 5 of them:
- Lowered stress levels
- Better sleep
- Lower blood pressure
- Increased immunity
- Better digestion
Do you think God knows this about us? That we were not made to be able to live with high levels of adrenaline constantly flowing through our bodies?
The truth is, God designed us to live healthy lives – mentally, emotionally, and physically – by trusting Him to meet all our needs.
That’s why Peter tells us:
“So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 NLT
God cares about you deeply. He doesn’t want you living in high anxiety, depression, fear, and experiencing sleeplessness, and physical ailments resulting from these things. He wants you at peace.
That’s why Paul concludes his last letter with this:
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. 8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:6-9 NLT
Therefore, the leadership of GPC is calling November: Gratitude Month
Why wait till one day of the year, Thanksgiving, to be grateful. Let’s begin making a practice of thankfulness so we will truly be a thankful people.
Here are 3 practical things you can do to help foster a more grateful life:
- As soon as you wake up, think of 5 things you are grateful for
- When you catch yourself thinking negatively during the day, stop, re-direct your thoughts, and think of something you are thankful for.
- When you go to bed, think of what went well that day.