“Christian gratitude involves:
- Recognizing the many benefits we've received from God and others (including those blessings that may come disguised as problems and difficulties).
- Acknowledging God as the ultimate Giver of every good gift,
- Expressing appreciation to Him (and others) for those gifts.”
Quotes to ponder:
“I have learned that in every circumstance that comes my way, I can choose to respond in one of two ways: I can whine or I can worship! And I can't worship without giving thanks. It just isn't possible. When we choose the pathway of worship and giving thanks, especially in the midst of difficult circumstances, there is a fragrance, a radiance, that issues forth out of our lives to bless the Lord and others.”
“The higher our standard of living the more discontented we become.”
“Ungrateful people tend to hold tightly to their rights.”
“Ingratitude is one of our enemy's most lethal weapons.”
“Do we give glory to God for the part of our life that's going the way we want? Or do we worship Him, trust Him and give thanks, just because He is God–regardless of the dark, painful, incomprehensible places we encounter in our journey?”
“A grateful person is a humble person, while ingratitude reveals a proud heart.”
May we be reminded today as His chosen ones that He has full right to our lives. May we have hearts that gratefully trust Him with all things. May today be the start of having hearts that Choose Gratitude.
Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy by Nancy Leigh DeMoss