Thankfulness opens the door to the Lord’s presence. Though He is always with you. He has done great measures to preserve your freedom of choice. The Lord has placed a door between you and Him, and He has empowered you to open or close that door. There are many ways to open it, but a grateful attitude is one of the most effective.
Thankfulness is built on a substructure of trust. When thankful words stick in your throat, you need to check up on your foundation of trust. When thankfulness flow freely from your heart and lips, let your gratitude draw you close to Him. He wants you to learn the art of giving thanks in all circumstances. See how many times you can thank Him daily, this will awaken your awareness to a multitude of blessings. It will also cushion the impact of trials when they come against you. Practice the Lord’s Presence by practicing the discipline of thankfulness.