7) ADOPT an attitude of gratitude for it determines your altitude (how far you go). Regardless of what you see or may be going through right now, God will never change and His word never changes. All that can be seen with our naked eyes is transient; there is no condition that is permanent.
If God is immutable (never changes) then offering Him thanksgiving would not change Him either. The only beneficiary of such offer of thanksgiving and praise therefore is you and I. Thanksgiving will always give you an entrance to God and praise will give you access to any of His courts. Meditate on the following Psalms:
"I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth"; "Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies ";"Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name".
CONFESSION - I give Father God thanks for His goodness, His loving kindness and tender mercies over me and my family. I purpose to render thanksgiving to Him for He is always good to me. I exalt you my Father....
Ps 34:1; PS 100:4; Ps 103:1-22; Eph 5:20; Phil 4:6; Col 1:12; Col 4:2; 1 Thess 5:18; 1 Tim 2:1; Heb 13:15; Rev 11:17