Practicing Gratitude - Part 2

Practicing Gratitude - Part 2

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

"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention."
~ Unknown

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
~ William Arthur Ward

Gratitude In The Face A Trial
5 Things To Remember

  1. God is not your problem!
  2. God has not left you.
  3. God is on your side!
  4. You are going to make it!
  5. Rejoice, celebrate and be thankful!
  • Character is revealed in crisis
  • Character is formed in trial
  • James 1:2-4 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.  And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

3 Factors

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

God is not your problem! He is your solution.

  • John 10:10
  • James 1:13-15
  • Acts 24:16

God has not left you!

  • Hebrews 13:5-6
  • Psalm 121
  • Matthew 28:18-20
  • I John 4:4
  • Luke 10:18-20
  • Isaiah 9:6
  • Romans 15:13

God is on your side!

  • Romans 8:31-39

You're going to make it!

  • Psalm 34:19; 37:3-5
  • II Timothy 3:10-12
  • II Corinthians 10:3-5
  • Philippians 4:8
  • Hebrews 11:3
  • Philippians 1:6

Rejoice and Celebrate!

  • I Peter 1:6-9
  • Isaiah 61:1-3
  • Acts 16:22-27
  • Romans 14:17

He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me. Psalm 50:23