Everybody talks about gratitude, but what does it actually mean to be grateful?
It’s so much more than just saying the words, “Thank you.”
- an open door that lets more good into your life
- a magnifying glass to notice and amplify the blessings you already have
- like a set of jumper cables to get your life recharged
- tracing a blessing all the way back to its source, God
In this episode, we talk about:
- how to take your gratitude to a much higher level
- why it’s important to thank God, not just for all the good in your life, but for the challenges as well, because they force us to turn to God for help, and that brings the blessings
- how to be grateful for things that haven’t happened yet
- how to put your gratitude into action
How you can help:
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Mentioned in this episode: If you haven’t read The Hiding Place* by Corrie Ten Boom, I highly suggest it.
Bible references mentioned in this episode:
- James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (KJV)
- Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; (ESV)
- Ephesians 5:20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, (ESV)
- John 11: 41, 42 And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.
I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.” (ESV)
- Mark 14: 3-9 And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard [fragrant ointment], very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head.
There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was the ointment wasted like that?
For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.” And they scolded her.
But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me.
She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial.
And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.” (ESV)
- I Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (ESV)
Many blessings to you full of gratitude,
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