"Whatever happens, always be thankful. This is how God wants you to live in Christ Jesus." ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (ERV)
Appreciation has the power to transform things, situations, and even people's lives. Here is what it means:
1. Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
syn: grasp, hold (You appreciate it because you understand its value.)
2. An expression of gratitude
3. An increase in price or value
For what or for whom you give thanks, appreciates in your heart. Let me say it this way using the numbered definitions above:
When you appreciate someone or something (1) and you reveal your gratitude (2), that which you appreciate appreciates (3).
Giving thanks is one of the most transformative influences that God has made available to mankind. It's a character of His nature. He appreciates us (1), demonstrated His appreciation (2) and, as a result, our lives have divinely appreciated (3). Take a few moments this Thanksgiving Season and consider who it is and what it is you appreciate.