Gratitude is more than just some mere feeling, it is a choice that we make when we look at our lives. Gratitude is a yearning and thankfulness for what God has divinely appointed. It is more than the things we receive because true gratitude leads us into the heart of God before we accept his hand in anything. When we grow in our gratitude, we will begin to more perfectly align ourselves with God. We find ourselves in a joy that is not determined by circumstances but by the promises of God, who will never leave us nor forsake us. Gratitude is resting in God’s continuous protection.