Category Archives: Gratitude
Psalm 103:1-2 “Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.”
How will your life look if it overflows with thanksgiving? In answering this question, the first thing we see is When GRACE Flows In. The second thing is, GRATITUDE fills up. Third thing is, GENEROSITY flows out! When a life is filled with thanksgiving what flows out is generosity. Read the rest of this entry
Habakkuk 3:17-18 Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Saviour.” (NIV)
Gratitude is linked to our ability to stay in the moment. Why? We need to learn to linger long enough to be thankful. Take Holy Communion for example, when you take Holy Communion, deliberately linger, and think. Remember what He has done for you, the sacrifices, Read the rest of this entry
Psalm 138:1 “To You, Lord, I give my whole heart, a heart filled with praise, for I am grateful; before the gods, my heart sings praises to You and You alone.” (Voice)
Gratitude will always have a ‘yet’. There is always a reason to be grateful in spite of… It is all about perspective. The situation may not have changed, but your attitude can change. It depends on how you see the situation. We all go through challenges, through very tough times. Read the rest of this entry
Habakkuk 2:1 “I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guard post. There I will wait to see what the Lord says and how he will answer my complaint.”
When grace flows in, what happens? Gratitude fills up. I wonder if sometimes God looks at us and says, ‘The job you have, that is grace. The fact that you can even go to work tomorrow, is grace. The health that you have, that is also grace’. When grace flows in, gratitude fills up. Read the rest of this entry
Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” (NIV).
How will your life look if it overflows with thanksgiving? In answering this question, the first thing we saw is When GRACE Flows In. The second thing is, GRATITUDE fills up. So, when grace flows in, gratitude fills up. When I really understand grace, gratitude is the natural response. Read the rest of this entry
2 Corinthians 13:14 “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
I want you to think about your life, who is the stingiest person that you know? How much do people like to hang around that person? The truth is that no one likes stingy people. However, the challenge of our time, [because of the economic challenges in the world], Read the rest of this entry
Ps. 9:14 “I will praise you and rejoice because you saved me!” (NCV, emphasis added).
My life and your life should give God thanks because of who He is, because of what He has done, and because of what He has PROMISED. For believers, the biggest promise we should thank God for is the gift of eternal life. Read the rest of this entry
Ps. 148:5 “Let all things praise the name of the Lord, because we were created at his command.” (CEV, emphasis added).
God is good, that is why it is a delight to walk with Him. Even when you do not understand what He is doing, you know that all things work together for the good of those that love God and are called according to His purpose. Even though I do not understand it, Read the rest of this entry
Ps. 145:3 “The Lord is GREAT. He is worthy of our praise. No one can understand how great he is.” (ICB, emphasis added).
The first reason why my life and your life should give God thanks is Because Of Who God Is. God is GREAT, God is HOLY, God is LOVE, and God is JUST. Does that mean God is fair or is God unfair? Some people think that God is unfair even though they are afraid to say it for fear of being Read the rest of this entry
Ps.50:23 “… giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honours me.” (emphasis added)
When you are grateful, you cannot really be anxious. When you actually worship, you cannot be worrying, they cannot coexist. You have to choose one, is it going to be worry or is it going to be worship? Is it going to be anxiety or is it going to be gratitude? Read the rest of this entry