Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thessalonians 5:16-18

What is desired in a man is kindness Proverbs 19:22a

"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person."
~ Dave Barry,"Things That It Took Me 50 Years to Learn"

In life you will encounter 2 kinds of people:
those who inspire you and those who bring you down.
However, in the end, you'll thank both of them.

3 Good Factors

  • Benefit
    • Psalm 103
  • Benefactor
    • James 1:17-18
  • Beneficiary
    • You!

Life Changing Gratitude

  • Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
    • Romans 16:1-16
  • Rather than hearing thankfulness as a command, perhaps we can hear it as an invitation.
    • Colossians 3:15-16

Aware of God's Grace

  • I Chronicles 29:10-13
  • Revelation 4:11
  • Psalm 50:23
  • "Thanksgiving . . . invites God to bestow a second benefit." ---Robert Herrick (1591–1674)