What Jesus teaches about Gratitude


Have you ever realized just how transformative gratitude can be? When you shift your focus from what you lack to what you have, your whole world can change. Jesus taught us a lot about the power of gratitude, and understanding His teachings can bring an immense amount of joy and peace into our lives. Today, let’s dive deeper into what Jesus says about gratitude and how we can incorporate it into our daily lives.

Gratitude doesn’t just make life more pleasant; it changes our perspectives from a mindset of scarcity to one of abundance. If you’re seeking a way to improve your spiritual and emotional well-being, embracing gratitude as Jesus taught is a great place to start. Continue reading to uncover valuable insights that could brighten your day and heart.

Bible Verse

"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." — 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV)


This Bible verse from 1 Thessalonians is a profound reminder of the importance of gratitude. Jesus taught that we should give thanks in all circumstances, not just when things are going well. Why might this be so crucial? Because gratitude shifts our focus from our problems to our blessings.

Gratitude changes our hearts and opens up pathways for better relationships and deeper contentment. Jesus Himself consistently showed gratitude, from giving thanks before feeding the five thousand to appreciating the small, everyday blessings given by His Father.

When we give thanks in all circumstances, we acknowledge God’s sovereignty and goodness in every situation. This universal approach to gratitude helps us trust God more, deepen our faith, and promote a positive outlook on life.

Actions to Take

  1. Start a Gratitude Journal: Write down at least three things you’re grateful for each day.

  2. Express Thanks: Make a habit of thanking people around you, from loved ones to coworkers.

  3. Prayer of Thanks: Include thanksgiving as a staple part of your daily prayers.

  4. Notice the Small Things: Take a moment each day to appreciate the small blessings in your life.

  5. Share Your Gratitude: Speak or post about things you’re grateful for to encourage others.

Journal Prompts

  1. What three things are you most grateful for today?

  2. How has expressing gratitude changed your perspective recently?

  3. Write about a difficult situation that you can now see in a more positive light through gratitude.

  4. How do you feel God’s presence more when you practice gratitude?

  5. What is one thing you are grateful for that you’ve never acknowledged before?


Heavenly Father, thank You for all the blessings You have poured into my life. Help me to see Your hand in every circumstance, and cultivate a heart full of gratitude that mirrors the teachings of Jesus. Remind me to always give thanks, even in challenging times, trusting that Your plans are perfect. Amen.

Social Posts

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  2. ✨ Counting my blessings today! What are you grateful for? #Blessed #GratefulHeart

  3. 🌼 Start each day with a heart full of gratitude. Jesus taught us the power of giving thanks in all circumstances. #DailyBlessings #ChooseGratitude

  4. 💖 A heart of gratitude sees every obstacle as an opportunity. How are you practicing gratitude today? #FaithOverFear #ThankfulHeart

  5. 🙏 “I will give thanks to You, Lord, with all my heart.” — Psalm 9:1a How many reasons can you find to be grateful today? #PraiseHim #GratitudeJourney


Gratitude can transform your life by fostering a heart that sees God’s goodness in all circumstances. By practicing gratitude as Jesus taught, you’ll find yourself more content, spiritually enriched, and in a state of inner peace. We hope this short devotional has inspired you to make gratitude a daily practice.

At BGodInspired.com, we are committed to helping you grow in your faith. Continue this journey with us and discover even more ways to live a life full of gratitude and joy. God bless you!

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