My daughter, Haven, loves to play games on my cell phone. As some of you know, there’s this thing that they use to get you to download games where you can play the first land for free, but if you want to unlock other lands, you have to pay a dollar each time. So I downloaded the My Little Pony app and Haven played the first of ten lands. Of course, when she wanted to move on to the second, it prompted her to pay a dollar. That’s when she came to me and begged, with every ounce of little girl charm she could muster, to please unlock the next level. She promised that she would work for it or do whatever I needed her to do. Since she was so sweet about it, I decided to oblige and open up just one land. Then I found out that I could open up all ten lands for just $3 and I figured that was a pretty good deal. When I told Haven that I was going to open up all ten lands, she could hardly contain herself. Her eyes turned to saucers, she jumped up and down and she started screaming and hugging me, saying, “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” Her attitude of gratitude made me want to bless her all the more!
The same principle applies to our walk with God. Thankfulness invites blessing probably more than anything in the world. When you jump up and down and thank God for something as simple as a good day, you’re going to have more good days. When you thank Him for your family, for your food, for what you’re going through in your life and for what you have, watch as more blessing comes into your life. You don’t need to thank Him when bad things happen because He didn’t cause those things, but when good things come, pour out gratitude and witness Heaven open up with so much blessing there’s not enough room to contain it!