Today I, ____________________, will have a spirit of gratitude to the Lord in all that I do and say.
“Gratitude will turn your heart to the Lord and help you recognize His influence and blessings in your life.” – For the Strength of Youth
Today I, ____________________, will try to recognize God’s influence and blessings in my life.
“We sometimes tend to focus on [our] personal relationship [with God] and forget that our Heavenly Father, through His Son, is also the Creator and Ruler of the universe. To Moses, He declared:
““I am the Lord God Almighty, and Endless is my name. …
““And worlds without number have I created; … and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten” (Moses 1:3, 33).
“The God we worship is more powerful than we can comprehend. The Father, through His Son, not only created the heavens and the earth but also is the power that sustains those creations. …
“While God is able to comprehend and govern all things, we mortals struggle to comprehend even the most rudimentary of His works. And yet, we are blessed to live in the fulness of times “in the which nothing shall be withheld.”…
“That promised knowledge is being revealed to us by faith, foremost in the revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith. It is also coming to us by study. (See D&C 88:118.) Astronomers, with the aid of powerful instruments, are helping us glimpse the extent of God’s dominions. While astrophysics in the future will surely be modified as more is learned of the universe, what we have learned so far is mind-boggling. And if anything is true of the research done over the past several decades, it is that the more we learn, the more incredible our view of God’s creations becomes.
“Caught up in the wonder of this expanding view of the cosmos, we can only kneel in awed reverence before Him, the creator and sustainer of it, and express gratitude that this divine, all-powerful Being is our Father. And we stand in stunned astonishment to learn that the purpose of all the work He has done is to bring about our immortality and eternal life (see Moses 1:39). Knowing all this, should we not gladly obey His counsel and, with eagerness, receive the ordinances and covenants that will guide us to eternal life with Him?” – Worlds without Number by R. Val Johnson (emphasis added)
Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Gratitude section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/gratitude/