God gives us His love, goodness and mercy daily. He has given us victory over sin and death through His Son. Christ has given us the blessings of forgiveness of sins, justification, a new life, and an eternal hope. Because of His bountiful blessings, we should be compelled to show our gratitude. Do we? Could we, at times, be taking all that we receive for granted? As stewards, we find that gratitude to God opens our hearts to receive more of God’s love which enables us, in turn, to be more faithful with our time, talents and treasures. In response to God’s love and grace, we give ourselves and resources. When we acknowledge God as the creator and owner of all, we will serve the Lord faithfully out of gratitude for all His gifts to us. Our gratefulness to God will enable us to experience joy in Him even during bad times because God promises to comfort and sustain us in all things.