Psalms 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.
I have heard this verse all my life, here and there... but now after my journey through the Bible I was very aware when I read it that I should always be thankful...I should be in a constant act of praise if death decided to take me I want to enter heaven with thanksgiving and praise.... I need for praise and thanksgiving to be my constant thoughts and words... if I live my life with these being constant on my mind I will enter heaven the way that will make God happy. When we dwell on the good in our lives it is a way to be thankful.. it is a way to show God that we know what he has done for us!... When we spend our time worrying and complaining we are saying that God didn't take care of us and that we don't trust him to take care of is... in a way it is giving the devil praise... I want to live my life where anytime God takes me I am being thankful and in praise of him.... this will take practice.... I will have to be constantly aware... but I am going to work on this for sure!