Years ago, I wrote a book in which I said, “A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.” And now, having lived even longer, I’m more convinced of this truth than ever! When we give someone a gift — perhaps we go to a store to invest a good amount of time picking out just the right item — and our efforts are met with an enthusiastic response, it stokes our desire to keep giving. In fact, knowing that blessing another person brings them joy, we’re inspired to do more of the same. And if this is true for us, how much truer is it for the Lord? He owns the cattle on a thousand hills, and every resource is at His disposal. When we live from a place of gratitude for the many ways He provides for us, we invoke a windfall of His goodness and favor. I like to say, “Give thanks to the Giver, and you’ll get more,” because there’s no end to His supply! As we become the kinds of people who choose to be “over the moon” about our daily blessings — grateful for the food we eat, the family we enjoy, and even the work that we do — the Holy Spirit will meet us with a greater measure of passion, and we’ll become conduits of His wonder-working power to others.
Friend, if you need a fresh infusion of supernatural strength, start at the point of gratitude. Focus on all that Jesus has done for you, and become a person who consistently finds reasons to be glad. Even if you’re stuck in traffic, facing unexpected trouble, or bored with your daily responsibilities, remember that there’s One whose eye is on you, and He loves you perfectly. He’s seasoning your circumstances with sweet blessings and turning your life into a magnet for miracles!