Attitude of Gratitude


In everything give thanks

In everything give thanks

I am a singer-songwriter.  A couple of days ago I woke  with a song I wrote  running through my head. The song is entitled – Righteous – based on Psalm 37:25.  The words of the song take me back to an earlier time growing up in Trinidad. I can hear the beautiful, soaring tenor of Bruce Herbert delivering a different rendition of this song.  I want to always remember his rendition.

I am chuckling  as I listen to the words echoing in my head because they remind me of of how good God is and how fickle my faith is.  Our older son, Sam, will graduate from university in May.  He has also landed this really good job in his field.  He starts on May 6.  Favour from the Father!  When favour happens we sometimes don’t recognize it because we weren’t really expecting it.  To the first disciples [Matthew 6], Jesus said:

Consider the lilies. Consider the birds of the air. Stop worrying!

flowers of the field

flowers of the field

I need to hear that!  I have included  an audio clip of “the song in my head”.  Have a listen.

Let’s choose to adopt an attitude of gratitude and expectation instead of worry and despair.

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Cliff {AMDG}



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3 Responses to Attitude of Gratitude

  1. Marilyn Raphael

    I can close my eyes and see and hear Bruce Herbert singing that song too! He had the finest voice. I used to marvel that such a voice came out of what we would have called a “broken body”. “You may be down today, but help is on the way..”
    For a little while there I had “Consider the lilies…” as my mantra. You’ve got some pretty poppies there and they are just as relevant. Great news about Sam.

  2. You really make it seem so easy together with your presentation but I find this topic to be really one thing which I think I might never understand. It sort of feels too complicated and very large for me. I’m looking forward to your subsequent put up, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

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