During the year 1957, I experienced, by the grace of God, a spiritual awakening which was to lead me to a richer, fuller, more productive life. At that time, in gratitude, I humbly asked to be given the means and privilege to make others happy through music. I feel this has been granted through His grace. ALL PRAISE TO GOD.— John Coltrane
Beautiful Gratitude To God quotations
A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart.
May God enable me to have a single eye and a simple heart, desiring to please God, to do good to my fellow creatures, and testify my gratitude to my adorable Redeemer.
God much are the truly wealthy. So our inner happiness depends not on what we experience but on the degree of our gratitude to God, Gratitude — the Secret of Life.
Every breath we draw is a gift of God's love; every moment of existence is a grace.
Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.
God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment.
Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that sacrament.
Gratitude bestows reverence.....changing forever how we experience life and the world.
The more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings, the more he will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become.
O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!
Gratitude is not only the memory but the homage of the heart- rendered to God for his goodness.
The abundance of a grateful heart gives honor to God even if it does not turn to Him in words. An unbeliever who is filled with thanks for his very being has ceased to be an unbeliever.
I want to cultivate a deep sense of gratitude, of groundedness, of enough, even while I'm longing for something more. The longing and the gratitude, both. I'm practicing believing that God knows more than I know, that he sees what I can't, that he's weaving a future I can't even imagine from where I sit this morning.
And we will move forward to our work, not howling out regrets like slaves whipped to their burdens, but with gratitude for a task worthy of our strength, and thanksgiving to Almighty God that He has marked us as His chosen people, henceforth to lead in the regeneration of the world.
Why should we give God thanks? Because everything we have comes from God.
Gratitude is not only a response to God in good times - it's ultimately the very will of God in hard times. Gratitude isn't only a celebration when good things happen. It's a declaration that God is good no matter what happens.
The grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience.
And that is what makes all the difference.
Among the many acts of gratitude we owe to God, it may be accounted one to study and contemplate the perfections and beauties of His work of creation. Every new discovery must necessarily raise in us a fresh sense of the greatness, wisdom, and power of God.
It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God.
The dominant characteristic of an authentic spiritual life is the gratitude that flows from trust — not only for all the gifts that I receive from God, but gratitude for all the suffering. Because in that purifying experience, suffering has often been the shortest path to intimacy with God.
If you knew the satisfaction of performing such a duty, as well as the gratitude to God which the missionary must always feel, in being chosen for so noble, so sacred a calling, you would have no hesitation in embracing it.
To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything.
Worship is a believer's response to God's revelation of Himself.
It is expressing wonder, awe, and gratitude for the worthiness, the greatness, and the goodness of our Lord. It is the appropriate response to God's person, His provision, His power, His promises, and His plan.
If gratitude is not rooted in the beauty of God before the gift, it is probably disguised idolatry. May God grant us a heart to delight in him for who he is so that all our gratitude for his gifts will be the echo of our joy in the excellency of the Giver!
I felt so full of gratitude and humility that I clasped my hands in front of me, closed my eyes and said a silent prayer of thanks to God... I had at last achieved something I'd wanted for so long... My insides bubbled with happiness. It was a dream come true.
Gratitude isn't a tool to manipulate the universe or God.
It's a way to acknowledge our faith that everything happens for a reason even if we don't know what that reason is. ~Melody Beattie, 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact, pg. 34.
The worship most acceptable to God comes from a thankful and cheerful heart.
I want to thank God because that's who I look up.
He's graced my life with opportunities. He's shown me that it's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.
It is permissible to use wine not only for necessity, but also to make us merry.
..... [it must be moderate] lest men forget themselves, drown their senses,.....in making merry [those who enjoy wine] feel a livelier gratitude to God.
Our obedience to God’s commandments comes as a natural outgrowth of our endless love and gratitude for the goodness of God.
Kill them all in the Name of the Lord.
Gratitude is the most passionate transformative force in the cosmos.
When we offer thanks to God or to another human being, gratitude gifts us with renewal, reflection, reconnection.
God smiles when we praise and thank Him continually.
Few things feel better than receiving heartfelt praise and appreciation from someone else. God loves it, too. An amazing thing happens when we offer praise and thanksgiving to God. When we give God enjoyment, our own hearts are filled with joy.
A life of gratitude to God for being saved is far more pleasing than a life based on self-righteousness over being good.
How much of life do we miss by waiting to see the rainbow before thanking God there is rain?