Paul's Praise for the Romans
Romans 1:8 (NKJV)
" First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. "
In his usual manner, Paul begins this part with thanksgiving. Paul expressed a spirit of gratitude. I have often emphasized to you to have an "attitude of gratitude." Practice every day, thanking the Lord. Thank Him for another day, a good night's sleep, for such a great salvation, you can go on. Give thanks with a grateful heart.